Thanks to the ELC, BC has improved information and privacy law regarding the government’s obligations to release information to the public. In one of her last acts before leaving office, Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham responded in late June >
Thanks to ELC students Gabrielle Grant and Andie Britton-Foster, it should be a little easier for the public and local governments to work together to protect their local ecosystems using Environmental Development Permit Areas (EDPAs). EDPAs are a tool available to local >
Report prepared for the Ancient Forest Alliance examining the urgent need for a provincial Natural Lands Acquisition Fund in BC. The report includes 17 recommendations and a number of options the Province could implement to raise funds on an annual basis. >
March 25, 2015 Victoria, BC – Canada’s laws for charities are in need of urgent reform. A new ELC report released today calls for sweeping modernization of Canadian charitable law in line with other jurisdictions such as the U.S., Australia, >
ELC report, prepared for DeSmog Canada, calling for sweeping modernization of Canadian charitable law. Current rules in Canada around “political activities” are ambiguous and confusing, and the penalties for breaking the rules are too harsh. Click here for more information.
February 3, 2015 Victoria, BC – Until February 15, 2015, the Capital Regional District (CRD) is inviting public comments on the updating the CRD’s Regional Growth Strategy. Comments on the new Regional Sustainability Strategy (RSS) are accepted through an 18-page >
Information about the Capital Regional District’s Regional Sustainability Strategy (RSS) process and guidance on how to respond to the questions for public feedback.
Made on behalf of CoalWatch Comox Valley Society and supported by Fanny Bay Waterworks and Ships Point Improvement District, two water suppliers below the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project, this ELC request asks the Drinking Water Officer to issue an >
January 7, 2015 Victoria, BC – In early December, the ELC filed a submission to the Mount Polley Independent Expert Engineering Investigation and Review Panel entitled, “Not an Act of God.” Written by ELC Intensive Stream students under the supervision >
October 15, 2014 Victoria, BC – The ELC filed a submission today asking the provincial government to rethink part of the draft legislation in their White Paper on the Societies Act. Focussed on a section that may encourage SLAPP-like law suits >