Public Participation

The Environmental Law Centre is pleased to announce a new webinar series. The webinars are based on current areas of focus at the ELC and seek to address how laws and regulations can contribute to managing environmental impacts on habitat, water or air. Topics for the 2018...

In addition to our series of educational materials concerning legal rights related to environmental quality, the Environmental Law Centre has drafted a model Environmental Bill of Rights for Alberta. This model is intended to generate discussion about how our laws may be reformed to foster...

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. Environmental Rights Module 6: Access to Justice and the Right...

 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 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...

There have been significant developments in climate change law and policy at both the provincial and federal level over the past couple of years. In Alberta, the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan has been adopted and several legislative changes have occurred as a result (if interested, see...

Access to Environmental Information 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.   Information is power. To obtain information...

Federal Response to the Environmental Assessment, the National Energy Board, the Navigation Protection Act and Fisheries Act Reviews     The Government of Canada is currently reviewing several federal environmental and regulatory processes (see here): federal environmental assessment processes; the National Energy Board (the “NEB”); the Fisheries Act;...