A look back on the Walkerton drinking water tragedy, and lessons learned for protecting our drinking water today.
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
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…
Richard Lindgren, CELA Legal Counsel, provides analysis of Bill 132 and its various schedules. Download the document here: 1306-Bill 132 Submission from the Canadian Environmental Law Association
CELA's report contributed to the Canada-wide investigation revealing dangerous levels of lead in our drinking water. The report makes multiple recommendations to protect Canadians, including asking the province to change legislation to require a minimum of 75% of municipal lead service lines to homes be replaced within 3-5 years.
Discussion of the Environmental Health Impacts of Pollution and Poverty in the Great Lakes Region Intersection-Environmental-Law-Poverty-Law