A new ELC report explores how community-based monitoring (CBM) can be used to make decisions about watersheds, which can transform the way we understand and apply water law. It may also help us to become more proactive to water needs. >
Request that the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Auditor General examine Canada’s failure to protect endangered Pacific salmon and anadromous trout species under the Species at Risk Act.
This report prepared for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation builds on our Seven Reforms to Address Marine Plastic Pollution report and outlines exact actions that Ottawa can take to address marine plastic pollution. It identifies the constitutional powers that allow Parliament to >
Last newsletter we told you about our report on solutions to reduce marine plastic pollution. This is still a live issue as we investigate ways to bring attention to the problem and implement solutions. In March, there are two events >
Research paper prepared for a First Nation that discusses recent international developments that grant legal personality and related rights to natural features, including water bodies, related natural features, and sacred water beings.
In March, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee responded to a petition that ELC students worked on for the Mikisew Cree First Nation. The December 2014 petition argued that the Alberta tar sands and Site C dam endanger the World Heritage Site at >
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) >
The Paris Climate Agreement ensures that 2015 will be remembered as a landmark year for Canadianenvironmental and energy law. Whether 2015 will also be a turning point is more difficult to say. The agreement is certainly an historic achievement in >
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.