Bill 197 – Additional background on changes proposed to specific laws

Background to July 13, 2020 Media Release. Omnibus bill 197 proposes numerous changes to multiple Ontario laws often weakening environmental protection and removing public participation rights.

Ontario’s post-COVID economic recovery bill: a big miss for a green and just recovery

In an enormous piece of legislation, tabled this week as Bill 197, the Ontario government proposes changes to over eleven laws, many of them directly affecting the health of our communities and environment. While the stated intent of the bill is a pandemic economic recovery, it largely ignores worldwide calls for a green and just recovery.

Proposed Regulation Amendments Under the Aggregate Resource Act Favour Producers Over Local Residents

CELA filed a letter in response to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry regarding proposed changes to Ontario Regulation 244/97 and Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act.

Digging Holes in Ontario: Overview of Proposed Aggregate Reforms

This folksy self-help advice is usually directed to people whose own missteps have resulted in unfortunate predicaments or preventable problems. However, this advice should also be considered by elected officials whose short-term decisions may cause unintended – and often undesirable – consequences in the long-term.

Back to the Future: Ontario’s Misguided Land Use Reforms

Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel For almost 50 years, CELA has represented clients in the courts and before administrative tribunals in relation to proposed land uses or developments that pose unacceptable risks to the environment and public health…