Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (First CEPA Review)

Collection of materials related to the Parliamentary review and passage of CEPA, 1999

First passed in 1988, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), contains a provision that this law be regularly reviewed, and revised as needed. The first "five-year review" of CEPA occurred during the 1990s culminating in a revised law, CEPA, 1999.

CELA was deeply involved throughout the review process. The linked materials below include summary and detailed publications, newsletter articles and media releases related to the CEPA Review.

Intervenor Articles

Intervenor: Vol 23. No 4 October - December 1998
Intervenor: Vol 23. No 4 October - December 1998
Intervenor: Vol 24. No 2 April - June 1999
Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 1 - 2, January - June 2002

Media Releases

Environmental Law Organizations Cannot Support the Canadian Environmental Protection Act Reform Bill, Call on Commons Environment Committee for Re-write
Groups Issue Warning: Keep Existing Pollution Law Rather Than Introduce Weaker One Lobbied for by Industry and Provinces