Presentation: Canada: Embracing its Rivers

In February 2021, the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit and the regional municipality of Minganie passed joint resolutions declaring that the Magpie River was a legal person subject to rights and obligations. With this as a starting point, CELA's Executive Director provides a context for Canadian watershed conservation and efforts to protect our rivers and ecosystems.

Corporate Rules: The Real World of Business Regulation in Canada

Canada has put serious effort into protecting the public through regulation of corporate behaviour in key sectors of our economy such as transportation, energy, health, finance, construction. But have our public regulators been captured by the corporations they regulate? Join a panel of experts whose new book (being launched at this event) explores this question and suggests how to ensure the public interest is protected.

Webinar: Mexico’s Failure to Protect the Vaquita Porpoise: The USMCA’s First Environmental Test

The vaquita, the world's smallest porpoise is on the verge of extinction. Scientists estimate that there are fewer than 10 left in the world. Hear from experts about the critically endangered vaguita, the threats to its survival and habitat, including from illegal activity, and the USCMA trade agreement process to save the vaquita and hold Mexico accountable for its environmental commitments.