Our group was very fortunate to have found ourselves able to access and utilize the Canadian Environmental Law Association. This group has provided us with hope that our voices now are being listened to because we have talented experienced legal representation. The guidance and consultation provided by CELA has required the County of Simcoe to be accountable and provide answers as well as transparency to our group. The existence of CELA is a solid indication that our government is providing average citizens, “David” access to the guidance and expertise to question and challenge the government powers “Goliath”. The service of CELA is now more than ever required as we all move into the reality of climate change and pressure to abandon forest, green space and water renewal sources.

Mary Wagner, President, Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc.