Staff Changes at CELA; Clean Water Act at Second Reading

CELA Bulletin  58: 20-April-2006 Periodic E-News from the Canadian Environmental Law Association In this issue:

  1. Paul Muldoon Appointed to Environmental Review Tribunal
  2. Theresa McClenaghan Appointed as Senior Policy Advisor to Ontario's Environment Minister
  3. CELA Welcomes Michelle Swenarchuk as Executive Director
  4. Clean Water Act, 2005 at Second Reading Debate, CELA Prepares for Committee Hearings 

1.  Paul Muldoon Appointed to Environmental Review Tribunal CELA bids a fond farewell to Executive Director Paul Muldoon and extends congratulations for his appointment to Ontario's Environmental Review Tribunal. CELA's Board of Directors and staff wish Paul well and thank him for his excellent work as CELA's Executive Director. For information about referrals to other CELA staff on files previously carried by Paul Muldoon, please contact Sharon Fleishman (416) 960-2284 ext. 211,  fleishms (at) lao.on.ca 2.  Theresa McClenaghan Appointed as Senior Policy Advisor to Ontario's Environment Minister CELA also bids a fond farewell to Theresa McClenaghan. Theresa has been appointed as Senior Policy Advisor to Ontario Environment Minister Laurel Broten.  She will be advising the Minister on policy issues related to water. CELA's Board of Directors and staff wish Theresa well and thank her for her excellent work as CELA Counsel and Managing Lawyer. For information about referrals to other CELA staff on files previously carried by Theresa McClenaghan, please contact Charlene Rogers (416) 960-2284 ext. 210,  charlene (at) lao.on.ca 3.  CELA Welcomes Michelle Swenarchuk as Executive Director CELA's Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michelle Swenarchuk, currently the Director of CELA's International Programme, will be CELA's new Executive Director, effective May 1st. For more information: Michelle Swenarchuk, 416-960-2284 ext. 212 Sharon Fleishman, Clinic Assistant, 416-960-2284, ext. 211 4. Clean Water Act, 2005 at Second Reading Debate; CELA Prepares for Committee Hearings  The purpose of Ontario's Clean Water Act will be to protect existing and future sources of drinking water. If passed, it will support at least 22 of Justice O'Connor's recommendations following the Walkerton Inquiry. Its broad scope encompasses Great Lakes and inland communities, groundwater and surface water resources, rivers and lakes, and current and future conditions and threats to drinking water sources. CELA urges the Ontario government to pass and implement this important legislation as soon as possible. On-line:

For more information:Jessica Ginsburg (416) 960-2284 ext. 226  - 30 -