Toxics Use Reduction in Ontario

Collection of on-line resources in support of legislation in Ontario

After Texas, Ontario is the biggest polluter in North America. What better place to follow the leadership of Massachusetts, New Jersey, California, and the European Union and pass a law to reduce toxic emissions and support green technologies?  CELA has worked alongside colleagues in the health, environment, and labour sectors focused on cancer prevention and community right-to-know, and wrote a model law for toxics reduction in Ontario. CELA has continued to analyze the development and now the implementation of Ontario's legislation and related regulations on toxics reduction in this light.

Media Releases and Action Alerts

Time to Beef Up Toxics Reduction Measures
Toxics Reduction Plans Moving Ahead
CELA calls for strong toxics use reduction regulations as new Toxics Reduction Act passes
Health, environment and labour organizations support legislation to reduce toxic substances where Ontarians live, work and play and ensure industries in Ontario stay competitive internationally
CELA Celebrates Toronto’s Leadership on Community Right-to-Know Bylaw
A Toxic-Free Ontario ~ CELA releases a Toxic Use Reduction Model Law
A Toxic-Free Ontario - Statement of Expectations

Reports and On-line Resources


February 4, 2009: Hamilton Spectator op. ed. reprint