Blog: Ontario Minister Revokes Approval for Controversial Landfill

Richard Lindgren blogs about CELA's historical and current casework representing citizens or citizen groups facing environmental risks from existing or proposed landfill projects.

Application for Review of Ontario’s Clean Water Act

Richard Lindgren and Theresa McClenaghan, CELA counsel, have submitted an application for review under the Environmental Bill of Rights of the Clean Water Act, 2006 and a significant regulation that affects drinking water in Ontario. Download their application here: 1308-EBR…

Webinar – Overview of Septic System Reinspection Programs in Ontario

This webinar is an overview of a recently completed project by multiple stakeholders to explore successes, challenges & lessons learned from existing municipal septic re-inspection programs across Ontario, and a review of the legal context for managing rural wastewater. Panelists…

Blog: Why won’t Ontario Fix the Deficient Wells Regulation?

Blog post by Richard Lindgren, CELA Counsel Most Ontarians obtain their drinking water from municipal systems that are closely regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (SDWA).  This law is used to establish stringent standards for the treatment, distribution…

Proposed Amendments to Regulation 903 (Water Wells)

Richard Lindgren has written to the Jeff Yurek, the Honorable Minister for the Environment, Conservation and Parks, regarding government proposals that affect water wells in Ontario. Download and read the letter here: CELA Ltr to Minister re Reg 903 changes…

Proposed Changes to Ontario Regulation 903 (Water Wells)

Theresa McClenaghan and Richard Lindgren, CELA Counsel, provided comments to the MECP on proposed changes to Regulation 903 (Wells) under the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA). Download it here:1305-CELA Comments Reg 903 changes (Nov 2019)