Improving Ontario Air Quality Standards

Collection of materials related to the need for better air quality standards in Ontario.

CELA has been calling on the Ontario government to change the way it controls air pollution in the province. Ontario’s air pollution approval system is in need of major overhaul. The province has yet to enact enforceable standards for cancer causing-chemicals like benzene and benzo(a)pyrene as promised over four years ago. In communities like Hamilton and Sarnia, industries located very close to residential areas continue to release harmful contaminants into Ontario’s air.

See Environment Canada's National Pollution Release Inventory for current reported pollution levels accross Canada.

Media Releases

The Legal and Regulatory Implications of IARC Classifying Outdoor Air Pollution and Particulate Matter as Carcinogenic to Humans
CELA Challenges Ontario Government on Claims over Improvement to Air Pollution
Great Lakes Still Under Siege from Toxic Pollution
New Pollution Data Show Need for Urgent Parliamentary Action on Air Pollutants
Canadian Facilities Lag Behind U.S. in Reducing Air Pollution
Top Ontario Air Polluters Revealed
Great Lakes, Great Air Pollution
Industry's 'Dirty Air' Secret Exposed

Related Articles

Intervenor: vol. 27, no. 1- 2, January - June 2002

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