Sustainable Communities

Let’s Show our Love for Wetlands   While February is best known for celebrating love on Valentines’ Day, it is also the month we express our love for wetlands with World Wetlands Day. World Wetlands Day celebrates the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands which entered into...

Climate Change Litigation – 1 step forward, 2 steps back   Climate litigation is still very new and Canada did not see much of it until 2018 when one of the first Canadian climate lawsuits was filed, the case of Environnement Jeunesse v Canada.[1] This suit was...

Garbage. Waste. It’s nothing new. In fact, typically, it’s something old, especially if you’re wanting to get rid of it! And if it’s smelly, make that as soon as possible! But have you ever thought about where your garbage goes after you put it out into the...

Habitat Matters: Habitat laws, challenges and new directions   Thank you for your interest in the Habitat Matters webinar that took place November 28. Link to the recording Link to the slide deck     Habitat is essential to the survival of all species. Our activities across the landscape have...

Spring Reports of the CESD   The Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD) recently released her Spring 2018 Reports.  There are three Reports: Report 1: Salmon Farming; Report 2: Canada’s Preparedness to Implement the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals; and Report 3: Conserving Biodiversity along with The...

Picking up the PACE and Running with City Charters: Update on Municipal Government Act   As has been covered in several of our previous blog posts, the Municipal Government Act (MGA) has been undergoing review and revision for a few years now (see our most recent post...

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...