Exemption of forestry from the Environmental Assessment Act sets a bad precedent

Ontario has exempted forestry activities from the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act, a move that will negatively impact Ontario’s forests, Indigenous people who depend on the health of those forests to protect their own health, and all the rest of us.

Canadian Environmental Law Association Turns 50 This Year

CELA Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan takes a big picture look at CELA's history and contributions to environmental and social justice as we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary year. Article originally published in The Lawyer's Daily.

Blog – Walkerton’s Drinking Water Protection Legacy

A look back on the Walkerton drinking water tragedy, and lessons learned for protecting our drinking water today. Written by: Julie Mutis, CELA Communications Intern In May of 2000, the water supply in the town of Walkerton, Ontario was contaminated…

Intersection of Environmental Law and Poverty Law

CELA Counsel and Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan discusses the environmental health impacts of pollution and poverty in the Great Lakes Region. Download slide deck here: Intersection-Envl-Law-Poverty-Law

Why won’t Ontario Fix the Deficient Wells Regulation?

Most Ontarians obtain their drinking water from municipal systems that are closely regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (SDWA).  This law is used to establish stringent standards for the treatment, distribution and testing of municipal drinking water in…