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Fe Magdalena de Leon

Fe de Leon is a senior researcher and a paralegal with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). She holds a Masters degree in Public Health. Fe has worked extensively on chemicals and waste management policy issues focused particularly in the Great Lakes Basin, the federal Chemicals Management Plan, and on international agreements such as the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, the Minimata Convention on Mercury, and the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent. She has worked collaboratively with Canadian and international nongovernmental organizations to support the listing of chrysotile asbestos for Prior Informed Consent Procedures under the Rotterdam Convention. Fe has worked extensively to promote community right-to-know and regimes to strengthen public participation in decision-making processes with underserved and disadvantaged communities, through the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and with pollution data from Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). She was a member of Canada’s Stakeholder Advisory Council for the Chemicals Management Plan, between 2007 and 2019. Fe has also been a member of the NPRI Working Group since 2018 and was appointed to the Great Lakes Water Quality Board in 2023.