Carbon Pricing Reference Factum at Ontario Court of Appeal

Title: Carbon Pricing Reference Factum at Ontario Court of Appeal Resource Type: Legal Submissions Content: 1268-Factum at Ontario Court of Appeal, Canadian Environmental Law Association et al # of Pages: 31 Date authored: February 26, 2019 Publication number: 1268 Author/s:…

Accessing Environmental Justice: The 10th Anniversary of the Landmark Lafarge Decision

FRANCAIS Photo: Gord Downie and Mark Mattson (Lake Ontario Waterkeeper) with staff from CELA, ECO and Ecojustice during a break in the 2008 Divisional Court proceedings. Photo: David McRobert. Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on June 6, 2018 In June 2008,…

Dollars and Sense: Who Pays Costs in Public Interest Cases?

Posted by Richard D. Lindgren, CELA Counsel on June 16, 2014 When an environmental class proceeding is unsuccessful, should the representative plaintiff be ordered to pay the defendant’s legal costs; if so, what is the appropriate amount of costs that should be payable?…

Broad interpretation of environmental laws upheld by Canada’s highest court

Supreme Court of Canada affirms for first time validity of applying precautionary principle to Ontario environmental legislation Ottawa, ON – On Thursday, October 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada held that environmental laws may be interpreted broadly to protect…

Canada’s highest court to release decision on how broadly environmental laws may be interpreted to protect the public

Joint media release from CELA and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Ottawa, ON – On Thursday, October 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada will release its decision on how broadly environmental laws may be interpreted to protect the public. The case…