Category Archives : Law reform


The Urgent Need to Modernize BC’s Mining Regulation

They may have functioned in the 1800’s, but it’s time for BC’s 19th century Gold Rush laws to change. Damage from mining can permanently poison entire watersheds, exterminate fish, poison shellfish, deform birds and fish, destroy riparian areas (needed for fish >


Healthy watersheds, healthy humans

Prepared for Watershed Watch Salmon Society, the Lower Coquitlam River Watershed Plan: Tools for Healthy Watersheds and Healthy Humans report provides legal tools citizens can use to participate in healthy watershed planning processes. Developed by the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable, the Plan sets >


2017Feb24 – Letter to Information and Privacy Commissioner

On behalf of BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA), letter requesting the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner conduct a systemic study on why particular provincial ministries are not proactively releasing key environmental orders, permits, contravention decisions >


EA Reform: Starting off on the Right Foot

The federal government is currently reviewing several environmental laws, regulations and processes. On Dec 15, the ELC filed a report in the environmental assessment process on behalf of Nature Canada calling on government to include regional strategic environmental assessment (RSEA) >