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

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.