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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...

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER. FOR THE OCTOBER 24 2019 EVENT PLEASE VISIT: https://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...

Environmental Rights in Alberta: Follow up on ELC's Webinar on the Interaction of Environmental Rights & Property Rights   On June 21st, we conducted a webinar based upon our most recent publication in the ELC’s Environmental Rights program, The Interaction of Environmental Rights & Property Rights. This webinar...

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...

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...

 Amendments to the Environmental Powers of Municipalities: What has Changed? What Changes are on their Way? Municipalities play a key role in managing and protecting Alberta’s environment through regulation of private land uses and through local land use planning. Because of this, we at the ELC have been actively...

Delay, Environmental Offences and Private Prosecutions   A case comment on the impact of Jordan in two recent environmental cases:  R. v. The Lake Louise Ski Area Ltd., 2017 ABPC 262 and R. v. HMTQ, Executive Flight Centre et al. BCPC File No: 25268   The Supreme Court of Canada’s...

Public Impact on Climate Change Law and Policy   There have been significant developments in climate change law and policy at both the provincial and federal level over the past couple of years. In Alberta, the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan has been adopted and several legislative changes have...

ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS IN ALBERTA: Access to Environmental Information   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.   Information is power....