Author: Jason Unger

Mind the Gap: The Municipal Government Act needs to bridge environmental management   The ongoing review of Alberta’s Municipal Government Act (MGA), along with the proposed amendments introduced in  Bill 21 this spring, presents a vital opportunity to enable municipal environmental governance.  In its current form Bill 21 provides...

Environmental Rights: the “rights” path to sustainability   Update:  The Environmental Rights Act died on the order paper. A new Manitoba government was elected on April 19th.). The Government of Manitoba introduced an Environmental Rights Act (Bill 20) this Wednesday. The purposes of the Act are to: (a) protect the...

Water Conservation Trust of Canada v Alberta (Environmental Appeals Board), 2015 ABQB 686. In 2010 the Water Conservation Trust of Canada applied under the Water Act to have a licenced allocation of water transferred to the organization for “habitat enhancement, recreation, fish and wildlife management and water...

Where will the province's regional plans be going with the new government?  It’s anyone’s guess at this stage.  Regardless, environmental information relevant to our region will continue to be collected by a variety of organizations (include government and non-government organizations).  This information should inform our environmental...