Bill C-230, An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism

CELA support the passing of Bill C-230: An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism as opportunity for the government to address the inequities facing vulnerable communities, particularly racialized communities facing harm from environmental pollution and polluting practices by ensuring remedies are integrated effectively into existing environmental legislation or passing additional legislation and policies.

Guest Blog – PFAS and the Great Lakes: The Need for Binational Action

Posted by Michael Murray, Ph.D., U.S. Co-chair, Toxics-Free Great Lakes Binational Network; Staff Scientist, National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center and John Jackson, Canadian Co-chair, Toxics-Free Great Lakes Binational Network

Blog: Revising Canada’s chemicals legislation needs to promote safer substitutes for toxic chemicals in products

Bev Thorpe with Clean Production Action and CELA's Fe de Leon blog about the need for better chemical safety provisions in CEPA to prevent toxic exposures from consumer products.

Withdrawing the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for TetraBDE, PentaBDE, HexaBDE and HeptaBDE

Title: Withdrawing the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for TetraBDE, PentaBDE, HexaBDE and HeptaBDE Resource Type: Letter Content: 1260-CanadaPBDEToxicRecyling # of Pages: 4 Date authored: April 16, 2019 Publication number: 1260 Author/s: Olga Speranskaya & Fe de Leon Author Organization: Health…

Blog: Time to Beef Up Toxics Reduction Measures

FRANCAIS Blog post by Joseph F. Castrilli, CELA Counsel on June 27, 2018 Red tape reduction, not toxics reduction, is alive and well in amendments to regulations promulgated in April 2018 under Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Act. To understand why, it is necessary to briefly review…

Blog: Committee report recommends major reform of Parliament’s control of toxic substances

Blog post  by Joseph Castrilli and Fe de Leon on June 22, 2017 If the recommendations of a Parliamentary committee are adopted by the House of Commons, Canada will move closer to enshrining environmental rights, substituting safer alternatives, and strengthening protection of…