Caribou calf (Photo credit: Bruce Hyer, Environment North)
Presented by: CELA and Environment North
With thanks to Pro Bono Students Canada and Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay
CELA and Environment North present their second annual Northern Services legal education webinar where students from Bora Laskin Law School in Thunder Bay profile their research on critical health and environmental issues affecting Northern Ontario.
The Relationship between Caribou, Sustainability and Forestry in Northern Ontario
What is the legal obligation of the provincial government to consider environmental sustainability in forestry operations? In this webinar, join Matt Suchan of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law to learn about the tools, techniques and strategies the public can use to engage in provincial forest management planning. A case study of the Wabadowgang Noopming Forest will be provided to highlight Environment North’s advocacy to protect a caribou herd and ensure protection remains at the forefront of decision-making.
Protecting the Public Interest – a Case Study of Nuclear Waste and Community Consultation
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization is tasked with finding a “willing host” for Canada’s radioactive waste, created after decades of nuclear power generation. In this webinar, join Redwan Majumder of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law to learn about the rights of individuals and communities to express ‘willingness’ and understand how principles of international and human rights law can inform a community’s participation in significant environmental decisions. Also, learn about Environment North’s efforts to safeguard the Northwest from nuclear waste and their on the ground actions.