The Walkerton Tragedy: Lessons Learned and Unfinished Business

Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on May 22, 2018 In May 2000, seven people died, and thousands of people fell seriously ill, after consuming contaminated drinking water supplied by a municipal drinking water system in Walkerton, Ontario. On the 18th anniversary…

Replacing the Ontario Municipal Board: A Public Interest Perspective

Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on August 28, 2017 For many decades, the independent Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has held public hearings and rendered binding decisions on appeals, applications and other matters arising under numerous provincial statutes, including the Planning Act. However, some…