Collection of submissions and other materials related to implementation and the Parliamentary Review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is the backbone of Canadian environmental legislation. The mandatory five-year review of CEPA is an opportunity to modernize this law and address key issues of concern to Canadians. CELA is concerned that the regulation of toxic substances under CEPA is too slow, lacks accountability, and even for those substances regulated under this law, is ineffective. The second review of CEPA occurred during 2006 when two federal standing committees, in the Senate and the House, conducted parallel reviews In March of 2016, the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development began its review.
This collection aggregates CELA's submissions and media releases concerning ongoing steps in implementing CEPA and proposals for improving this law. For information about the first review of CEPA, see: Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (First CEPA Review).