Floating accommodations are a novelty camping idea that pose unique and significant risks to the environment and public health and safety, including risks caused by exposure to sewage and grey water, and noise. CELA opposes the use of floating accommodations on waterways for these reasons and recommends camping on watercraft that are not “vessels” be prohibited.
CELA's response to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development’s study on freshwater, which examined federal policies and legislation relating to freshwater.
The provincial government has initiated the first (of three) steps toward implementing remaining changes to Ontario’s Conservation Authorities Act that have been on the books for a couple of years.
CELA Counsel Maria Lucas looks to the United States and highlights the proactive approach that the US government is taking to address lead in drinking water, and urges the Ontario government to take a similar approach.
Comments to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency from David Suzuki Foundation Canadian Environmental Law Association Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment Equiterre Environmental Defence Download submission here: Comments-on-PRVD2019-05-Chlorpyrifos-2019-07-31