Environmental Rights

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...

Garbage. Waste. It’s nothing new. In fact, typically, it’s something old, especially if you’re wanting to get rid of it! And if it’s smelly, make that as soon as possible! But have you ever thought about where your garbage goes after you put it out into the...

Access to Environmental Justice: Costs and scientific uncertainty raise barriers to protecting communities For Access to Justice week in Alberta (https://www.albertaaccesstojustice.com/) the ELC looks at how access to justice plays out in the environmental context.   What is Environmental Justice? Environmental justice, sometimes called environmental racism, is “the intentional...

The Environmental Law Centre and EcoJustice jointly present Legal Tools for a Healthy Environment: A WORKSHOP FOR ENGOS   This one-day workshop, being held in both Calgary and Edmonton, is designed to help groups working in the environmental sector become more familiar with the legal tools available to them. Join lawyers...

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER. FOR THE OCTOBER 24 2019 EVENT PLEASE VISIT: http://elc.ab.ca/where-to-from-here-save-the-date-for-green-regs-n-ham-calgary-october-24-2019-2/     NOTE - TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED Coastal environmental concerns are highly relevant to land locked Alberta, but rarely do we discuss them. Join the ELC and our guest speakers to look beyond Alberta’s...

Climate Change Litigation in Canada: Environnement Jeunesse v. Canada   This past November, ENvironnement JEUnesse (ENJEU), an environmental nonprofit in Quebec, applied to bring a class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada (GOC) on behalf of Quebec citizens aged 35 and under.[1] The claim alleges the...

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...