Author: Brenda Heelan Powell

Climate Change Law Blog Series: The Paris Agreement and the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy   This is the fifth post in the Environmental Law Centre’s blog series exploring climate change law in Canada.   This blog series provides updates on climate change law developments and includes insights from our...

Alberta Energy Regulator issues its Model for Regulatory Excellence   The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has recently issued The Alberta Model for Regulatory Excellence (the “Alberta Model”).   The Alberta Model  is based upon the AER’s Best-in-Class Initiative conducted by the University of Pennsylvania through its Penn Program...

This is the second post in the Environmental Law Centre’s blog series exploring climate change law in Canada. This blog series will provide updates on climate change law developments and include insights from our related law reform research. This blog series is generously funded by...

The Alberta Government released its long anticipated Climate Leadership Plan yesterday. The policy is based upon the recommendations made by the Climate Change Advisory Panel Report and focuses on four key areas for further development: implementing a new carbon price on greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution, phasing out...

This post provides an overview of the Liberal environmental platform which can be read in its entirety in the document entitled Real Change: A New Plan for Canada’s Environment and Economy. According to its platform on environmental matters, the new federal Liberal government will be focused...

Earlier in the year, prior to the provincial election, several amendments to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) were passed with a stated intention that additional amendments would follow this fall. However, given the change in government, the introduction of additional MGA amendments is being postponed...