Province amends Bill 161; confirms legal clinics access to justice and poverty law mandate

Positive amendments to the Legal Aid Services Act portion of the Bill added promotion by clinics of access to justice and responsiveness to the needs of low-income and disadvantaged communities in Ontario. Amendments to the Class Proceedings Act did not correct areas of concern thus increasing the difficulty to certify any class actions in Ontario, particularly in relation to environmental claims.

Housing and the Indoor Environment: Where toxic exposures can be up close and personal

Access to affordable and safe housing is among the key challenges and social inequities revealed by the COVID pandemic. Calls for a just and green recovery need to include extending environmental protection to the indoor environment.

Canadian Environmental Law Association Turns 50 This Year

CELA Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan takes a big picture look at CELA's history and contributions to environmental and social justice as we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary year. Article originally published in The Lawyer's Daily.

Pesticides Indoors – Differences in Risks, Regulation, and Necessary Precautions

All pesticide use carries risk but important differences exist in how pesticides behave indoors and in how they are regulated. Choices exist for lower risk alternatives alongside prevention.

Response to Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2020 (Bill 161)

Theresa McClenaghan wrote a brief to support her testimony to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy regading problematic aspects of Bill 161 that affect the Class Proceedings Act, the Judicial Review Procedure Act, and the Legal Aid Services Act.