The ELC Blog

By Cindy Chiasson Question Are there elements of the Land-Use Framework or the Alberta Land Stewardship Act that will help to improve current gaps within the government related to aboriginal consultation? Answer As a preface to this answer, I want to remind readers that the Environmental Law Centre’s expertise...

By: Cindy Chiasson Question Is there compensation for participating in regional advisory council discussions/positions? Answer I’m going to break this question into two parts. Is there compensation provided to regional advisory council members? Is financial assistance provided to members of the public who wish to participate in public consultations on a...

By: Cindy Chiasson Question How will the members of regional advisory councils be chosen? Answer Section 51 of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) provides for the appointment of a regional advisory council for a planning region, including the appointment of members to the council.  Cabinet has the power...

By: Cindy Chiasson Alberta's lands have been subject to ever-increasing pressures by population growth, industrial expansion and competition for multiple uses on the same pieces of land. In its Land Use Framework, the province stated:"What worked for us when our population was only one or two million...

By Laura Bowman The Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) has existed since 1882 and is one of the oldest pieces of legislation in Canada.  Public common law rights to navigate water bodies have existed for over a thousand years, and have been adopted into Canadian common...

[caption id="attachment_47" align="alignright" width="197" caption="Photo by by Simon Howden"][/caption] Are you confused about what Bill 50 is and how it affects you? Are you wondering how transmission approvals work in Alberta? If so, be sure to join us for this brown bag lunch seminar on January...