Before the global pandemic shifted focus, what are viewed as “protests” under Canadian law but are the exercise of Indigenous jurisdiction and responsibilities were gaining momentum with multiple blockades and other acts of protest across the country in support of >
A new ELC report prepared for the Victoria Fire Fighters Association shows the need for federal action in order to protect Canadian consumers, fire fighters, and the environment. The report, Raising the Alarm: the Case for Better Flame Retardant Regulation >
Report written for the Victoria Fire Fighters Association about improving flame retardant regulations in Canada.
Friday, February 28 marks the third annual ELC Research-a-thon at UVic Law. The event, which gathers students together for a day of focused research on one topic, was modelled after the 2017 Research-a-thon organized by McGill law students to assist >
Opinion article as submitted to Vancouver Province and Times Colonist When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. John Muir Nature is wondrously complex. Who would have thought that >
Over the past year, ELC staff and students have continued to work extensively to develop strategies to deal with plastics pollution. Our contributions have started to generate action at the political level, including a commitment this summer from the federal >
In the last year, our work in documenting the lack of enforcement of drinking water contamination led to province-wide improvements to control agricultural waste. This result means better drinking water protections for the entire province. It started in 2016 when >
This year, the ELC joined with project partners, organizations, and community groups throughout the province to officially launch a comprehensive mining law reform platform, which consists of nine reports that target specific mining law reform opportunities in BC. Although mining >
Report prepared for the World Wildlife Fund Canada providing law reform recommendations for protecting forage fish populations and Southern Resident orcas.
Report presenting a set of recommendations for reform of BC’s mining laws and better regulation of the mining industry.