The Walkerton Inquiry

Collection of materials related to legal representation of Concerned Walkerton Citizens

For nearly two years, CELA counsel, research and support staff were deeply involved with the job of representing Concerned Walkerton Citizens at the Public Inquiry investigating that Ontario community's tainted water tragedy. CELA's clients were one of only a few parties to the Inquiry to fully participate in all of Phase One and Phase Two as well as at many of the public meetings, expert meetings, and in the preparation of detailed research papers.

Below are links to the many detailed and summary publications, presentations, Inquiry submissions, articles and media releases prepared by, or for, CELA and Concerned Walkerton Citizens during the Inquiry. External links are also provided to the Phase One and Phase Two reports from Mr. Justice Dennis O'Connor.

Media Releases

Ecumenical Service and Walk Held to Commemorate Walkerton Tragedy
Environmentalists Applaud Release of Ontario's Progress Report on Drinking Water Safety
Government Needs to Affirm its Commitment to Protect Water in Ontario
CELA says "trade rules will interfere with Walkerton recommendations"
CELA Applauds Walkerton Report
Walkerton Citizens Hoping for Answers from Walkerton Inquiry Report
Concerned Walkerton Citizens, CELA urge -- Provincial Safe Drinking Water Legislation Must be Walkerton's Legacy
Environmentalists Pan Drinking Water Regulation Proposed by Ontario
CELA to Represent Concerned Walkerton Citizens
Citizen's Group in Walkerton Seek to Intervene in Public Inquiry

Publications and Legal Submissions

Intervenor Articles

Intervenor: Vol. 25 no. 2 April - June 2000
Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 1, January - March 2001
Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 1, January - March 2001
Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 1, January - March 2001
Intervenor: Vol 25. No 3 & 4 July-December 2000
Intervenor: Vol 25. No 3 & 4 July-December 2000
Intervenor: Vol 25. No 3 & 4 July-December 2000
Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 2 - 3, April - August 2001
Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 2 - 3, April - August 2001
Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 4 September - December 2001
Intervenor: vol. 26, no. 4 September - December 2001
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 1 - 2, January - June 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 3 - 4, July - December 2002