Water Wells Remain at Risk in Ontario

By: Theresa McClenaghan, CELA Counsel and Executive Director and Richard Lindgren, CELA Counsel The December 2019 annual report by the Auditor General of Ontario has focused public and political attention on the need for effective provincial action to reduce greenhouse…

Application for Review of Ontario’s Clean Water Act

Richard Lindgren and Theresa McClenaghan, CELA counsel, have submitted an application for review under the Environmental Bill of Rights of the Clean Water Act, 2006 and a significant regulation that affects drinking water in Ontario. Download their application here: 1308-EBR…

Urgent Canadian Action is needed on PFAS — the Forever Chemicals

The class of chemicals called PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are often referred to as ‘the forever chemicals’ because they are highly persistent in the environment and will take hundreds if not thousands of years to disappear from the soil and groundwater where they accumulate.

An Introduction to CELA – Advancing Environmental Justice

CELA's Kerrie Blaise joined environment professionals from over 80 Northern Ontario First Nation communities to discuss sustainability and engagement at the Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference hosted by EcoSuperior in Thunder Bay. Kerrie presented a summary of CELA's services drawing on our case work and law reform efforts to facilitate a discussion about environmental rights and justice in Indigenous communities. Download slide deck: NorthOnFirstNationsConference

Survey “A Place to Grow” policies on aggregate resources

Title: Re: Survey "A Place to Grow" policies on aggregate resources Resource Type: Letter, Response to Consultation Content: 1278-Survey-A-Place-to-Grow # of Pages: 6 Date authored: May 31, 2019 Publication number: 1278 Author/s: Jacqueline Wilson Author Organization: CELA

Presentation to Chiefs of Ontario – Source Water Protection Case Study

Title: Presentation to Chiefs of Ontario - Source Water Protection Case Study Resource Type: Presentation Content: 1252-SourceWaterProtection # of Pages: 30 Date authored: March 4, 2019 Publication number: 1252 Author/s: Kerrie Blaise Author Organization: CELA