Decision on Bill 197 legal challenge reaffirms right to participate in environmental decision-making
The Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc (FSF), won a major court challenge against the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing last week.
Court File No. 445/20 ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE (Divisional Court) B E T W E E N: FRIENDS OF SIMCOE FORESTS INC. Applicant - and - MINISTER OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS AND HOUSING, LOCAL PLANNING APPEAL TRIBUNAL, CORPORATION OF THE…
CELA Counsel Joe Castrilli blogs about proposed amendments to the MECP Statement of Environmental Values that fail to address long-standing problems with a document envisioned as a key pillar in ensuring environmental protection and governmental accountability under Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights.
Download Application Record here: FSF_Application_Record
Download affidavit here: Bill-197-JR-Application-Affidavit-of-Theresa-McClenaghan