Cumulative Effects

Section 91 (12) of Canada’s Constitution clearly states that “Sea Coast and Inland Fisheries” are the jurisdiction of the federal government. It appears, though, that the federal government might no longer want this authority, as a recent proposed regulation is set on deferring management of...

Reflecting on 2013 one is struck with some noteworthy developments in environmental law and policy.  Here are some highlights (or in most cases low lights) Federal law the federal Fisheries Act amendments to the "HADD" (Harmful, alteration, disruption and destruction) prohibitions (s.35) came into force.   An unfortunate...

The first emergency protection order under the federal Species at Risk Act was issued last week and it applies a list of prohibitions to federal and provincial Crown lands for habitat of the Greater Sage Grouse.  As existing facilities and activities remain largely untouched by...

“There’s no God-given right to mud-boggers” (Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Nanton News, May 13, 2013) May long weekend is here:  begin the bush parties, litter, trucks in the river. . .  I wish I could find last year’s Sustainable Resource Development blog post about the...