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Unleashing the Environmental Power of Municipalities: Recommendations to Strengthen Alberta’s Municipal Government Act

Municipalities play a key role in the management and protection of Alberta’s environment. This occurs through regulation of private land uses and through local land use planning. Municipalities can also direct local changes that reduce the trajectory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create resilient communities that can adapt to the changes caused by climate […]

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

Teacher’s Talk LawNow: Host an Earth Summit

The environment and Canada’s resource driven economy has been a recurring top story in the national news. There is currently an abundance of teachable moments to discuss the environment. The latest issue of LawNow magazine explores environmental causes and the law and is the perfect backgrounder for informed discussions about current events and environmental issues. […]

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Ryan Day
Ryan Day
Ryan Day is an experienced teacher and was the Youth Program Coordinator at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA). Ryan has developed educational materials for non-profits that work with at risk youth as well as curriculum matched resources for Alberta teachers.
 

Viewpoint 37-4: The Economy and The Environment

The economies that will dominate in the future will be those that embrace environmental challenges and see them as opportunities and not cost. For the longest time, the message has been that dealing with environmental issues incurs a cost to the economy that will harm our competitiveness. More and more, however, there is a growing […]

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Senator Grant Mitchell
Senator Grant Mitchell represents Alberta in the Senate of Canada.
 

Nickel Shower: An Environmental Class Action

Introduction The recent Smith v. Inco Limited case is the first Canadian environmental class action lawsuit to proceed through a trial and appeal. It shows how the courts mediate between the interests of industry and of private landowners. Inco refined nickel near the small southern Ontario city of Port Colborne on the north shore of Lake […]

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

Sean Keown
Sean Keown recently graduated with a B.Comm. from the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

The Difference a Year Makes: Changes to Canadian Federal Environmental Assessment Law in 2012

In 2012, the landscape of Canadian federal environmental assessment law was completely altered. Following on the heels of a truncated statutory review process in late 2011, federal environmental assessment law was re-written with the passage of Bill C-38 (the federal omnibus budget bill). This article will provide an overview of the statutory review process and […]

Authors:

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


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