Hefty New Water Charge for Bottled Water Facilities Starts August 1; Meanwhile No Progress is Made Toward Full-Cost Recovery from Other Commercial and Industrial Water Users in Ontario

Posted by Anastasia M. Lintner, Special Projects Counsel, Healthy Great Lakes on June 9, 2017 Effective August 1, 2017, bottled water facilities will be subject to a significantly higher fee for the water they pump from Ontario’s groundwater sources – going from $3.71 to…

Healthy Great Lakes Program Launch

Dec 23 2016 The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is delighted to announce our new Healthy Great Lakes program. With two-year funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, CELA will be able to increase national and binational capacity to protect and…

Great Lakes Premiers and Governors Fail First Test of Key Great Lakes Agreement

Posted by Jacqueline Wilson, CELA Counsel on May 20, 2016 On Wednesday, the Great Lakes governors and premiers – including Ontario - squandered the opportunity to make sure that the Great Lakes–Saint Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement (and the corresponding Great…

The City of Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan does not meet the requirements of the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact

Title: The City of Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan does not meet the requirements of the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact Detailed submissions Resource Type: Report Content: Submissions-to-Regional-Body-Waukesha-Proposal # of Pages: 108 Date authored:…

CELA to Represent Residents’ Group In Appeal Hearing On Quarry Dewatering Permit

May 14 2015 Next week, Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal will be holding a long-awaited public hearing on an appeal by Tyendinaga Township residents against the issuance of a water-taking permit for a local quarry. The hearing will commence on Tuesday,…

Citizens Against Melrose Quarry – Notice of Appeal to Environmental Review Tribunal

itle: Citizens Against Melrose Quarry - Notice of Appeal to Environmental Review Tribunal IN THE MATTER OF sections 34, 100 and 101 of the Ontario Water Resources Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.40 as amended; and IN THE MATTER OF sections 38…