Will Bill S-5 amendments undermine Canada’s international biodiversity commitments?

It will be hard for Canada to declare that it has protected ‘30 by 30’ if the humans and wildlife within those zones continue to be subjected to some of the most pernicious substances on the planet. By Joe Castrilli,…

Environmental Lawyer to Represent Residents’ Group at Tribunal Hearing on Proposed Development of Former Tannery Site in Kingston

No Clearcuts Kingston (NCK), a non-profit residents’ group, announced that it has retained the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) to represent the group in an upcoming Ontario Land Tribunal hearing on the proposed multi-residential and commercial development of a former industrial site in Kingston.

Canada-wide Rules to Strengthen Labelling for Recycling and Composting and Addressing Impacts of Toxic Additives in Plastics

CELA joins NGOs to respond to  federal consultation papers entitled: “Towards Canada-wide rules to strengthen recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling” and “A proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products" HEJSupport and CELA  followed up with supplementary comments highlighting the need to address toxics in plastics in Canada.

Blog: The failure of Canadian toxics law in Canada means fewer cancerous substances in the air, but more on the ground

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is being amended by Parliament for the first time in two decades and is long overdue for reform. CELA provides opinion on what amendments should be considered in order to protect human health and the environment.

Petition Calling for Examination of Federal Asbestos Regulation and Asbestos Cement Pipes

CELA and Prevent Cancer Now submitted a petition to the Federal Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development to seek a response from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, and other federal departments that address asbestos waste. The purpose of this petition is to examine whether harm to Canadian health is effectively prevented under the current regulation of asbestos and cement pipes containing asbestos.