Blog authored by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel As a specialty legal aid clinic in Ontario, CELA is often involved in precedent-setting appellate cases which involve the interpretation or application of the province’s environmental laws. For example, in the Canadian…
A report released today by MiningWatch Canada (and endorsed by CELA) concludes that every new mine, smelter or refinery in Ontario – or major expansion – must have a thorough environmental assessment before it can go ahead.
CELA Counsel Richard Lindgren blogs about Alberta's constitutional reference of the federal Impact Assessment Act and its significant implications for protecting the environment and safeguarding public health across Canada.
Factum of the Intervenors: Canadian Environmental Law Association, Environmental Defence Canada Inc., and MiningWatch Canada Inc.
Richard Lindgren summarizes CELA's involvement in a constitutional reference case on Canada's new Impact Assessment Act in the Alberta Court of Appeal. He also explains the new IAA, and the environmental assessment regime that it replaces.
Theresa McClenaghan gives evidence about CELA's experience, expertise, and interest in the Impact Assessment Act, and CELA's ability to be helpful to the Court.