Testimony on Bill S-5, An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)

CELA has provided their testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environmenta and Sustainable Development on Bill S-5 Amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Transparency requirements on chemicals in plastics will support the effectiveness of the Plastic Treaty

NGOs are calling on countries to ensure the Plastic Treaty includes ambitious, binding and harmonized requirements for transparency of information on chemicals in plastics.

Canada-wide Rules to Strengthen Labelling for Recycling and Composting and Addressing Impacts of Toxic Additives in Plastics

CELA joins NGOs to respond to  federal consultation papers entitled: “Towards Canada-wide rules to strengthen recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling” and “A proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products" HEJSupport and CELA  followed up with supplementary comments highlighting the need to address toxics in plastics in Canada.

Blog: The failure of Canadian toxics law in Canada means fewer cancerous substances in the air, but more on the ground

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is being amended by Parliament for the first time in two decades and is long overdue for reform. CELA provides opinion on what amendments should be considered in order to protect human health and the environment.

Petition Calling for Examination of Federal Asbestos Regulation and Asbestos Cement Pipes

CELA and Prevent Cancer Now submitted a petition to the Federal Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development to seek a response from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, and other federal departments that address asbestos waste. The purpose of this petition is to examine whether harm to Canadian health is effectively prevented under the current regulation of asbestos and cement pipes containing asbestos.

Where’s the Protection? A Webinar Series on the Review and Reform of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

In this webinar series, we explore how the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), our country’s main environmental legislation used to evaluate and manage substances, can be strengthened to protect vulnerable communities.