If Canadians suffer harm, loss or injury from pollution, civil litigation may be undertaken to obtain compensation, injunctions or other appropriate relief. In such cases, plaintiffs may rely upon various “torts” (civil wrongs) that have been developed by judges at common law. In addition, it may be open to plaintiffs to utilize statutory rights to sue that have been enacted by legislatures.
July 2019 30
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
The webinar will review the legal basis for suing polluters, discuss the types of court orders that may be requested, and examine the pros/cons of using civil actions to safeguard environmental and public health.
*A recording of the webinar will be made available for 60 days to all those who register.
About the Presenter
Richard Lindgren is a staff lawyer with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). He represents citizens’ groups in the courts and before tribunals on various environmental issues, including air and water pollution, waste management, and natural heritage protection.