Chemicals Aren't People. They Shouldn't Be Presumed Innocent
A parliamentary committee review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act — our most important environmental law — has largely flown under the radar. But there are enormous implications for the health of Canadians living today, and in the future, contained in the reforms recommended in the majority report released last week by the Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
As law professors who have studied the regulation of toxic chemicals in Canada for many years, we urge Parliament to embrace these recommendations as a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
Collins, Lynda; Scott, Dayna; and Boyd, David, "Chemicals Aren't People. They Shouldn't Be Presumed Innocent" (2017). Editorials and Commentaries. 125.