Revising Canada’s chemicals legislation needs to promote safer substitutes for toxic chemicals in products

Bev Thorpe with Clean Production Action and CELA's Fe de Leon blog about the need for better chemical safety provisions in CEPA to prevent toxic exposures from consumer products.

Citizens across Canada urge ministers to adopt federal toxics law changes

FRANCAIS Oct 16 2018 Toronto — The heads of over 30 civil society organizations from across Canada presented the federal ministers of Environment (Hon. Catherine McKenna) and Health (Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor) with draft legislation amending the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), and…

Control of Toxic Substances at the Crossroads in Canada

FRANCAIS Posted by Joseph F. Castrilli and Fe de Leon, CELA Counsel and Researcher/Paralegal on July 17, 2018 In upholding the constitutionality of federal toxic substances law over 20 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada reaffirmed that protection of the environment is…

Public Involvement in Nuclear Waste Environmental Assessments

Title: Public Involvement in Nuclear Waste Environmental Assessments Resource Type: Presentation Content: 1128PublicInvolvement-NuclearWasteDecisionMaking # of Pages: 37 Date authored: August 3, 2017 Publication number: 1128 Author/s: Theresa McClenaghan Author Organization: Canadian Environmental Law Association

2016 CEPA Review – CELA Response to Questions Posed by Committee Members at the May 19, 2016 Hearing and Related Matters

Title: 2016 CEPA Review – CELA Response to Questions Posed by Committee Members at the May 19, 2016 Hearing and Related Matters Supplementary submissions to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development arising from CELA testimony…

Your soap may be toxic when flushed down the drain: New GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals Tool Identifies Hazardous Chemicals in Common Household Products

(Toronto, Canada) The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Clean Production Action (CPA) today released a comprehensive assessment of the hazards posed by two chemicals commonly used as antibacterial agents in consumer products ranging from liquid soaps and toothpaste to kitchen cutting boards.…