News in Environmental Law
CELA's December 2013 Bulletin presents highlights of the past year's activities and events.
Topics this month include: Harmful chemicals in kids' furniture, Ontario nuclear reactors, Local Food Act, pesticide ban, and budget bill changes to Labour Code cut health protection.
Budget bill changes Canada Labour Code to drastically cut health protection for federally-regulated workers
The new definition of "danger" in the Canada Labour Code is inconsistent with recent reforms to product safety legislation.
Independent tests have revealed that kids' products contain chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and other serious health problems.
Lawyers for environmental groups will appear in Federal Court today, trying to hammer another nail in the coffin of a plan to build new nuclear reactors in Ontario.
Topics this month: Supreme Court & precautionary principle, nuclear plants, Canada–EU Trade Deal, Right-to-Know bylaw, Minamata Convention on Mercury, skin cancer prevention, landfills, and air pollution as carcinogen.
The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed for the first time the validity of applying the precautionary principle to Ontario environmental legislation.
Topics in this month's bulletin are: bee-killing pesticide; nuclear waste buried next to Lake Huron; CELA's positions on Ontario's nuclear emergency planning, solid waste management, and long-term energy plan; and Shut Down Pickering petition.
Topics in this month's bulletin are: CELA and others send Great Lakes letter to environment ministers, thoughts on Ontario's carbon tax, and CELA's nuclear phase-out materials.
The July 2013 Bulletin includes these articles: Ontario to conduct energy system consultations; CELA to comment on upcoming Ontario Long Term Energy Plan; and CELA, Residents and Mohawks apply for changes to Ontario's landfill law.