The ELC is calling on government to include climate change impacts in BC’s environmental assessment process. Prepared on behalf of Sierra Club, BC, Blind Spot: The Failure to Consider Climate in British Columbia’s Environmental Assessments, flags profound flaws in the >
Submission to the BC Climate Leadership Team prepared on behalf of the Sierra Club, BC. Click here for more information.
Water quality in Elk and Beaver Lakes has been seriously declining since at least the early 1980s. These lakes are enormously important to Victorians, with close to two million visitors to the regional park in a given year. The lakes >
Concentrated animal feedlot operations (“CAFOs”), also known as intensive livestock operations, present numerous environmental and human health risks to their surrounding communities. One particular concern is the potential for contamination of ready-to-eat crops being grown at neighbouring farms. This contamination may >
Report researching legal options for providing better environmental protection of the islands and water off of Oak Bay while respecting First Nations land uses, cultural sites, rights and title. The area in question includes the triangle formed by Chatham/Discovery (Tl’ches) >
When done properly, composting offers many benefits to communities and the environment. This ELC report, prepared for Ray Baker and Lee Hardy, sets out some of the common concerns associated with large-scale composting operations, examines existing regulations and makes recommendations for >
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 9, 2015 Victoria, BC – Over the last decade the BC government embarked on a major law reform initiative to reduce the “regulatory burden” on industry. They reduced the size of the civil service and its role in resource >
Over the last decade the BC government embarked on a major law reform initiative to reduce the “regulatory burden” on industry. They reduced the size of the civil service and its role in resource management governance, which increased our dependence >