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This Report is (All About) Garbage - Extended Producer Responsibility: Designing the Regulatory Framework   [sdm_download id="92044" fancy="1" new_window="1"]   Extended producer responsibility [“EPR”] is a waste management model that extends responsibility for waste products to the producers who made them. This is very different from a traditional waste model,...

The polluter pays principle in Alberta: Where to from here?   You can now watch the recording of this video by clicking this link. or download the slides at this link.   Webinar: Jun 24, 2020 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Topic: The polluter pays principle in Alberta: Where...

A bad start to Environment Week: Alberta rescinds its Coal Policy   Last  week we celebrated Environment Week but the Government of Alberta had an odd way of celebrating to say the least. Effective June 1st, A Coal Development Policy for Alberta (Coal Policy) has been rescinded (see...

The polluter pays principle in Alberta: Meeting economic challenges with regulatory certainty   To say these are “challenging times” is a gross understatement. Borders closed, energy prices in the basement, propping up the economy with public funds, and supporting individuals and firms to weather the pandemic driven economic...

Waste Management in Alberta: ELC publishes two reports on waste management and reduction in the province   Waste management is clearly a critical part of our environmental infrastructure. This is the system that ensures the things that we throw away are properly dealt with because for most people,...

Notice – Summer Law Student Position   Accepting Applications for June – August 2020 Placement    Rate:    $20.00/hour   APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 29th 2020 The Environmental Law Centre invites applications from law students attending a Canadian university for a student research assistant position for June - August. Applicants must...

A Vavilov Primer: Changes to the Administrative Standard of Review   Administrative law can have a major impact on environmental law, given how many environmental issues are settled by administrative decision-makers. As a notable example, the Federal Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Tsleil-Waututh Nation v Canada...

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...

Polluter pays principle in Alberta: A state of and a foundation for the future?   The ELC ‘s most recent report The Polluter Pays Principle in Alberta Law provides a summary of the polluter pays principle in Alberta law.   This report is provided as an introduction to...