CELA counsel Richard Lindgren submitted a brief to Ontario's Environment Ministry regarding administrative penalty regulations under the province's environmental legislation
Lead in Ontario’s drinking water is an ongoing and serious public health threat and a “drinking water health hazard” pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act (“SDWA”). There is no safe level of exposure to lead, specially for young children. The time has come to eliminate lead in drinking water as a public health harm once and for all, and to ensure that human health is protected. CELA strongly supports the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ commitment outlined in its two-year assessment of the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to update its current lead policies and to consult on further actions to reduce levels of lead in drinking water.
CELA Counsel Maria Lucas looks to the United States and highlights the proactive approach that the US government is taking to address lead in drinking water, and urges the Ontario government to take a similar approach.
CELA Counsel Jacqueline Wilson blogs about the dangers of lead exposure, and CELA's call to action to remove lead from Ontario's drinking water.
Presentation on drivers of law reform to the University of Waterloo Collaborative Water Program
Hosted in partnership with the Ontario Nurses for the Environment Interest Group we are pleased to invite you to a webinar series on water and human health!