The ELC Blog

I have decided to return to my habit of lightheartedly looking back at the year. (Looking back on previous years I am struck by how many issue remain the same. see - 2015 2012  2011 ) To be sung to Walking in a Winter Wonderland.  I am the first...

 Amendments to the Environmental Powers of Municipalities:  What has Changed?  What Changes are on their Way?  Municipalities play a key role in managing and protecting Alberta’s environment through regulation of private land uses and through local land use planning. Because of this, we at the...

The Environmental Law Centre is pleased to report on the programs and accomplishments that your support made possible in 2016. 2016 Annual Report [sdm_download id="19709" fancy="0"]   2016 Financial Report [sdm_download id="19710" fancy="0"] You will find past reports here.   ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC), a public interest environmental...

  The Environmental Law Centre is publishing a series of educational materials concerning legal rights related to environmental quality. This work is in support of enacting laws that will foster environmental quality for future generations of Albertans. The environment is worth protecting.  But, have you ever...

A case comment on the impact of Jordan in two recent environmental cases:  R. v. The Lake Louise Ski Area Ltd., 2017 ABPC 262 and R. v. HMTQ, Executive Flight Centre et al. BCPC File No: 25268   The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v Jordan...

2017 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development   Earlier this month, the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development (the CESD) tabled her 2017 Fall Reports, consisting of six documents: The Commissioner’s Perspective, Report 1: Progress on Reducing Greenhouse Gases – Environment and...

A wrap-up from October 3rd Green Regs 'n' Ham Who landed in the penalty box?   Tackling a topic that is of increasing concern to Albertans was on the agenda for an early morning breakfast talk on Tuesday, October 3rd 2017. Government representatives, environmental lawyers, industry professionals, law...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 University of Calgary Downtown Campus 910 8 Ave. SW, Calgary 7:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast buffet 7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction 7:45 a.m. Panel discussion 9:00 a.m. Wrap up, Coffee and Networking   [btnsx id="19487"]     When we think hockey fights, we think instigators, enforcers, refs, and penalties. When we think...