The ELC Blog

[caption id="attachment_109" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Blue Water by Carlos Porto"][/caption] In Alberta we generally know that when we turn on the tap we will have clean running water. But, do we know how it gets there? Who decides who can access water, how, and how much they can...

How to compete with the international stage?  While all eyes were on Copenhagen, the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development agreed to report Bill C-311 back to Parliament without amendment.  The December 8th report means that the House of Commons could vote on...

[caption id="attachment_86" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Running Tap by Simon Howden"][/caption] The Alberta Government is considering amendments to water allocation and water licence transfer systems in the province. This review is being driven by issues of overallocation of water in some areas of the province and the economic and...

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...