News from Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) provides legal services to individuals and groups with environmental legal problems, and seeks to improve environmental protection through legislation.

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Canadian Environmental Law Assocation's November 2017 Bulletin

This month's topics include Budget 2018 and the environment, calling for mandatory action on radon and more protection for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence, and more.

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November 29, 2017

Canadian Environmental Law Association's October 2017 Bulletin

Topics in this issue include opposition to Bill 154, proposed revisions to Ontario's building code, concerns about OMB changes, and nuclear substances oversight report.

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October 31, 2017

The Canadian Environmental Law Association September 2017 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include Green Budget Coalition recommendations, CNSC in federal environmental assessments, radioactive waste, nuclear substances oversight report, and more.

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October 02, 2017

Canadian Environmental Law Association August 2017 Bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include Conservation Authorities Act, Ontario land use planning reforms, Federal government proposes EA reforms, and proposed radioactive dump in Renfrew County.

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August 30, 2017

Canadian Environmental Law Association's July 2017 Bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include radioactive landfill, Canada's nuclear preparedness and response, potential NAFTA renegotiation, Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan, and more.

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July 31, 2017

Canadian Environmental Law Association's April 2017 Bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include carcinogen reporting, endocrine disrupting chemicals, calling for triclosan ban, Green Budget Coalition, and the proposed risk assessment of pesticides. 

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April 26, 2017

The Canadian Environmental Law Association's March 2017 Bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include electricity bill reductions, pesticides approval process, limiting toxins in Wal-Mart products, and international meetings on chemical agreements.

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March 30, 2017

The Canadian Environmental Law Association February 2017 bulletin is now available

Topics covered in this issue include guidelines on bottled water, Waste-Free Ontario Strategy, Bill 39 on aggregate resources, protecting children from lead and cadmium, rules for new reactor facilities.

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March 01, 2017

March 2: Webinar on Lead in Drinking Water

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 1 p.m. ET

Where: Online

For more information: Anastasia anastasia@cela.ca or 647-705-7564

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7824274657201072898

Presenters from CELA and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change will discuss the Ontario government's past and current activities with respect to lead in drinking water. 

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February 17, 2017

The Canadian Environmental Law Association January 2017 bulletin is now available

Topics covered in this issue include Healthy Great Lakes program, protection of Ontario drinking water, ban on water-taking permits, and joint submission on microbeads in toiletries regulation.

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January 31, 2017

Public opinion reaches tipping point on environmental rights

The poll shows Ontarians overwhelmingly favour legal recognition of environmental rights, including the right to clean air and water, and want stricter laws to protect the environment.

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December 13, 2016

The Canadian Environmental Law Association October 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics covered in this issue include radon tax credit, Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan, National Housing Strategy, Conservation Authorities Act Review, flame retardants.

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October 31, 2016

The Canadian Environmental Law Association September 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include Ontario's cancellation of renewable energy procurement, EBR application for review, strengthening Ontario's air standards, and nuclear energy.

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September 30, 2016

The Canadian Environmental Law Association June 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include stopping conditional registrations of pesticides, Great Lakes chemicals, dealing with lamps at the end of their life when they contain mercury, consultation on RTA changes.

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June 29, 2016

What the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan means for low-income households and vulnerable communities

Rizwan Khan, Canadian Environmental Law Association Counsel, outlines actions to support low-income households and vulnerable communities during Ontario's transition to a low-carbon economy.

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June 20, 2016

The Canadian Environmental Law Association April 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include potential nuclear emergencies, RentSafe, CNSC's environmental assessments, Darlington refurbishment, cap and trade legislation, Bill 151 update.

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April 29, 2016

The Canadian Environmental Law Association March 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include Waste-free Ontario Act, dangers of radionuclides, Great Lakes nuclear hot spots, Lake Michigan water diversion, a path for Canada to halt climate change, microbead regulations.

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March 31, 2016

Canadian Environmental Law Association February 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include Ontario's cap-and-trade program, the term "danger" in the Canada Labour Code, RentSafe legal aid clinic survey, and spreading the word about OESP.

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March 01, 2016

The Canadian Environmental Law Association January 2016 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include Richmond landfill, Lake Michigan water diversion, short-term water takings regulations, and Green Budget Coalition 2016 recommendations.

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January 27, 2016

The Canadian Environmental Law Association December 2015 bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include OESP applications, anti-radiation pill distribution, aging nuclear reactors, $2.65 billion climate investment, indoor temps for multi-unit residences.

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December 18, 2015