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.
September 30, 2013 The ELC is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of Canada’s leading environmental law text book written by former ELC Executive Director Chris Tollefson and co-author Professor Meinhard Doelle. This text is used as >
The second edition of Environmental Law text book, written by former ELC Executive Director Chris Tollefson and co-author Professor Meinhard Doelle, is used as the principal teaching material for environmental law in most Canadian law schools. Despite the recent repeal >
Working with Democracy Watch and ELC staff, ELC student Clayton Greenwood requested that the Federal Information Commissioner investigate the apparent systematic efforts by the Government of Canada to obstruct the right of the media – and through them, the Canadian >
February 20, 2013 There are few issues more fundamental to democracy than the ability of the public to access scientific information produced by government scientists information that their tax dollars have paid for. We as a society cannot make >
Working for an affected BC First Nation, ELC student Craig Crooks completed a draft submission to the Federal Government, arguing that Ottawa is legally obliged to do more to upgrade First Nations’ drinking water systems. Ottawa’s failure to ensure healthy >
ELC Legal Director Calvin Sandborn collaborated with the Polis Project to write Peeling back the pavement: A Blueprint for Reinventing Rainwater Management in Canada’s Communities, a handbook for local governments wanting to modernize their management of stormwater. The book is based on >
Symposium: Conceptualizing New Governance Arrangements Edited by Chris Tollefson, Anthony R. Zito and Fred Gale [download] 1. Symposium Overview: Conceptualizing New Governance Arrangements 2. Governing Information: A Three Dimensional Analysis of Environmental Assessment 3. New Governance Arrangements at the Intersection >
This article was written by former ELC Executive Director Chris Tollefson and published in The Advocate’s Quarterly (2012) 197-221.