The ELC Blog

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...

By Adam Driedzic Look forward to 2010, especially the list of Private Members’ business in the House of Commons.  An Environmental Bill of Rights has passed first reading and is entitled to  debate in the house.  Bill C-469 combines substantive rights to healthy environment with procedural...

After months of deliberation and preparation, the ELC is happy to launch this blog. We're excited to have created a place for members to less formally air their ideas about, perspectives on and analysis of environmental law and related issues. We're also really looking forward...