The ELC Blog

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...

  ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong and effective environmental laws since it was founded in 1982. The ELC is dedicated to providing credible, comprehensive and objective legal information regarding natural resources, energy and environmental law, policy and regulation...

For Immediate Posting Notice - Summer Law Student Position Accepting Applications for May - August 2018 Placement    Rate:    $20.00/hour   APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 13th 2018 The Environmental Law Centre invites applications from law students attending a Canadian university for a student research assistant position for May-August, 2018. Applicants...

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...

Bill 69 and the Impact Assessment Act: public trust regained or more of the same   The Government of Canada’s promise to review the 2012 changes to various federal environmental laws has now come to fruition (see our summary of the 2012 changes here and here).  This review...

Back to what we once HADD: Fisheries Act Amendments are Introduced   Since the 1970s, section 35 of the Fisheries Act operated to protect fish and fish habitat throughout Canada by prohibiting the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat (the HADD provision). Up to 2012, the...

  Going, Going… Gone Moving from Conversion to Conservation: Stopping the Loss of Agricultural Lands in Alberta   In late 2017, the Alberta Land Institute issued its Economic Evaluation of Farmland Conversion and Fragmentation in Alberta, Summary of Findings (the “ALI Report”).  The ALI Report found that there has been...