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 >
Victoria, BC – The ELC asked BC’s Information & Privacy Commissioner today to investigate the provincial government’s refusal to release documents related to the Mount Polley tailings dam collapse. In an apparent systematic series of breaches of the Freedom of >
May 20, 2014 Victoria, BC – BC recently gave third and final reading to a new Water Sustainability Act, a long-awaited overhaul of the water management and allocation regime in BC, which ELC Program Director Deborah Curran says is the “best piece >
Deborah Curran, Hakai Professor in Environmental Law and Sustainability The British Columbia Legislature gave third and final reading, without any amendments, to Bill 18 – 2014, BC’s new Water Sustainability Act (“the Act”), on April 29 2014. This Bill is the long >