Blog: Bill S-5 Blues – Parliamentary Consideration of Toxics Law Amendments

Almost half-way through Parliament’s consideration of the first major amendments to Canada’s industrial chemicals law in over two decades, and the results have been hugely disappointing for the future protection of human health and the environment from toxic substances in this country. The disappointing government amendments, and the Senate’s inability to pass amendments recommended by CELA and others, is detailed in this blog post by CELA Counsel Joseph Castrilli.

Proposed Amendments to Bill S-5, An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

CELA urges the Government of Canada to adopt amendments to strengthen Bill S-5, the first major bill in Parliament in over two decades that addresses the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Canada’s cornerstone legislation on human health and the environment. 

Blog: Time to Fix Amendments to Toxic Substances Law

CEPA is Canada’s primary law for protecting human health and the environment. Yet Bill C-28, containing the first major amendments to CEPA in over 20 years, seeks to fix things in the Act that are not broken, and fails to correct things in the Act that are not working. The Canadian public should not have to wait another 20 years to fix in 2040 what is already long overdue for reform today.

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