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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...

Earlier this month, the Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (the “Report”) was released.   This Report is the first issued since the departure of Scott Vaughn from his role as Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development last year. The Report focuses...

By Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel Federal Bill C-469, the Private Members’ proposal for a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights, has passed second reading in the House of Commons and will be considered by the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. Environmental bills of rights are emerging...

Last week, the Canadian Press reported the results of a two-year long information request regarding a database held by Environment Canada on spills.  The results are disturbing, but not surprising.  The Canadian Press claims that the database lists 6,555 spills in 18 metropolitan areas since...

The scales of just-fish: are letters of advice crappie ways to minnow-mize harm?  The case of Cassiar Watch The federal Fisheries Act R.S.C. 1985, c. F-14 is one of Canada’s oldest and most important environmental laws.  Sections 35 and 36 of the Act are directed...