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Recovering the Species at Risk Act

Wildlife is central to the Canadian identity. From Indigenous communities to the urbanites of our largest cities, an overwhelming majority of Canadians want the federal government to protect and restore species at risk of extinction. The principal federal instrument that provides for this protection is the Species at Risk Act (SARA), passed by Parliament in […]


Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)
The Institute for Research on Public Policy is an independent, national, bilingual, not-for-profit organization. The IRPP seeks to improve public policy in Canada by generating research, providing insight and informing debate on current and emerging policy issues facing Canadians and their governments.

Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan: An Update on Law and Policy Developments

Over the past 18 months we have seen a rapidly changing law and policy landscape for climate change mitigation in Alberta. The Climate Leadership Plan Changes began in November 2015 with the release of the long anticipated Climate Leadership Plan (the “Plan”).  The Plan, based upon recommendations made in the Climate Change Advisory Panel Report […]


Brenda Heelan Powell
Brenda Heelan Powell is Staff Counsel at the Environmental Law Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

Appealing to Consciousness and Conscience: The Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations

Recently, I have become more attuned to the effects of climate change. The forest fires in Portugal, the declining levels of the salmon that were once abundant in the Atlantic, heat warnings and tornado watches in the Prairies, risk of forest fires in Jasper, Alberta because of the massive pine beetle infestation, and the significant […]


Edward Apolonio
Edward Apolonio is a student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta and a member of Pro Bono Students Canada

Syncrude Ducks Produce Creative Sentence

Introduction Syncrude Canada Ltd, formed as a joint venture, is currently one of the earliest and largest producers of crude oil from Canada’s oil sands. The consortium was initially formed in 1964 to mine oil from the Athabasca oil sands.  It operates a large oil sand mine, utilities plant, bitumen extraction plant and upgrading facility […]


Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Devon Slavin
Devon Slavin is a student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.

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