Twenty years after the release of the two Reports of the Walkerton Inquiry, CELA assesses the status of the 121 recommendations made by Justice O'Connor.
This Toolkit has been created to pair critically urgent environmental issues with legal mechanisms for change and public advocacy. It has been developed with and for Indigenous and settler communities, and individuals throughout Northern Ontario. It is meant to be a foundational resource so that both individuals and practitioners can have ready access to solutions for environmental health issues.
Presentation by CELA Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan on Canadian Water Legislation.
Given cumulative assaults on regional forests and wetlands as well as the deterioration in local water quality and aquatic and amphibian species, a valid question arises: Is Ontario’s current system of land use planning protecting our waters?
CELA lawyers recently submitted a letter to Ontario's Environment Minister regarding the province's voluntary Best Practices for Source Water Protection.
On April 7, 2022, the Government of Canada released the budget for 2022-2023, “A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable.” The budget contains several proposals and updates on federal freshwater programs. Highlights include: clean drinking water for First Nations communities, freshwater protections, and monitoring of plastic waste in water systems.