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 and policy manuals.
This report provides information on legal tools that can assist the Cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam in achieving the objectives outlined in the Lower Coquitlam River Watershed Plan and to provide an outline of legal tools citizens can use to participate in municipal action. Developed by the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable, the Lower Coquitlam River >
Report with recommendations prepared for the Friends and Residents of the North Fork that compares how laws in BC and the US protect grizzlies from road development.
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