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…

Toxic Torts Update: Ontario’s Class Action Law under Review

Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on November 17, 2017 Since the 1970s, CELA has called for class action reform to enable individuals to bring civil claims on behalf of large groups of people whose health or property has been adversely affected…

Ruling Shows Trudeau Should Strengthen Environmental Review Law

Apr 28 2016 (TORONTO) – Public interest groups are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that sets a damaging precedent for the future of environmental assessment law in Canada. “This…

Supreme Court of Canada asked to weigh in on future of environmental assessment law in Canada

Public interest groups apply to SCC in effort to overturn damaging precedent and restore precautionary approach to major project reviews Nov 10 2015 TORONTO – Public interest groups are asking the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a Federal Court…