Memo on behalf of the Outdoor Recreation Council on the problems faced by citizens who want to pass through privately owned forests and wild areas. Prepared by ELC Intensive student Graham Litman and former ELC Articled Student Matt Hulse, under the supervision of Calvin Sandborn.
Prepared for Saanich Action for the Environment (SAFE), the report Environmental Development Permit Areas: In Practice and in Caselaw, shows how local government can use its discretion to craft Environmental Development Permit Areas (EDPAs) tailored to its particular regions. Under the supervision of ELC lawyer Deborah Curran, law students Andie Britton-Foster and Gabrielle Grant examined >
Feb 3, 2016 request on behalf of the Save the Hullcar Aquifer Team that the Information and Privacy Commissioner: Investigate and report on Government’s breach of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in delaying and restricting public access to: Ministry of Environment authorizations permitting manure effluent discharge near Hullcar Valley drinking water >
Submission to the Drinking Water Officer on behalf of the Save Hullcar Aquifer Team requesting a Drinking Water Hazard Abatement and Prevention Order regarding the contamination of unconfined Hullcar aquifer #103, pursuant to section 25 of the Drinking Water Protection Act.
Law reform proposal to ensure proactive disclosure of “public interest” records. Submitted to the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, on behalf of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association. Researched by Rebecca Kantwerg, Law Student Supervised by Calvin Sandborn, Legal Director
Report prepared for the Ancient Forest Alliance examining the urgent need for a provincial Natural Lands Acquisition Fund in BC. The report includes 17 recommendations and a number of options the Province could implement to raise funds on an annual basis. For more information, see http://www.elc.uvic.ca/funding-natures-future/.
MEMORANDUM OF FACT AND LAW of the applicant FEDERATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA NATURALISTS carrying on business as BC NATURE Written submissions filed in the Federal Court of Appeal on behalf of BC Nature
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 have traditionally been very popular with recreational users for fishing, swimming, and rowing. This report >
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 occur when manure or manure dust is transported to the field growing ready to eat >