Anticipating a renewed Canadian Environmental Protection Act: Opportunities and Limitations of Discretionary Authority Amendments in Bill C-28

Blog posted by Peter Hillson, Law intern, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Submission on Proposed Regulation Requiring Conservation Authority to Authorize Development

CELA recommends that consultation cease on a proposed regulation under O Reg 568/21 and that no decision be made, until such time as additional detail (including a draft regulation) and an adequate comment period are provided to allow the public to meaningfully participate in the decision‐making, pursuant to the intent of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993.

Petition: How protective and how transparent is the Canadian government response to the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Class of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in water, products, and waste?

Petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.

Bill C-28 Right to a Healthy Environment

On June 22, 2021, CELA made a joint presentation with Nature Canada to Yvan Baker, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, on how Bill C-28, Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) addresses the right to a healthy environment.

Bill C-28 – Proposed amendments to Schedule 1- Toxic Substances List in CEPA and its implications

On June 17, 2021, CELA made a joint presentation with Nature Canada to Yvan Baker, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, on  Bill C-28, Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) the Proposed amendments to Schedule 1- Toxic Substances List in CEPA and its implications.