On February 24, 2023, CELA counsel Richard Lindgren made a presentation on environmental justice to the Environmental Summit held in Ottawa by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.
This blog summarizes three noteworthy rights-based initiatives under consideration in Canada that are aimed at safeguarding the environment, enhancing legal accountability mechanisms, and ensuring access to environmental justice.
CELA has submitted a detailed brief to the Law Commission of Ontario regarding potential reforms to the Environmental Bill of Rights.
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.
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has recently commenced public consultations on environmental accountability, rights, responsibilities, and access to justice.
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.