Blog: Canada Playing Regulatory Whack-a-Mole with Some of the Most Dangerous Chemicals on the Planet

The international situation on industrial chemicals is mirrored in Canada where the federal government is playing regulatory whack-a-mole with some of the most dangerous chemicals on the planet and proposed government amendments to the country’s primary law for controlling the risks these substances pose to human health and the environment may perpetuate, not stop the problem. That is the overall conclusion of CELA’s analysis of national pollution data when compared to proposed government amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) found in Bill S-5 now being considered in the Senate of Canada.

Proposed Amendments to Bill S-5, An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

CELA urges the Government of Canada to adopt amendments to strengthen Bill S-5, the first major bill in Parliament in over two decades that addresses the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Canada’s cornerstone legislation on human health and the environment. 

Blog: Social Justice Priorities Require Federal Funding and Attention

Canada’s federal budget for 2022 will be released this spring and has major implications for environmental social justice issues. This blog outlines environmental social justice issues that urgently need federal funding and attention.