This report addresses how rural transportation affects vulnerable populations as well as its impacts on human health and the environment. Recommendations are provided with consideration to improving quality of life for rural communities, adapting to climate change and providing access to clean transportation for sustainable long term solutions.
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.
It’s crucial that climate change declarations are accompanied by action — and, as climate change disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities, action needs to be equity-focused.
Petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.
CELA Counsel Rick Lindgren reviews Seth Klein's recent book and the lessons learned from other existential crises that can be drawn upon to help implement necessary measures for Canada to respond to the climate emergency.
CELA is pleased to see key elements of a Green and Just Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in yesterday’s Fall Economic Statement (FES).