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Canadians treasure their environment, and for many, preventing its degradation becomes a cause. The law can be used in some interesting and unique ways to help the cause.
Environmental rights enjoy constitutional protection in over 100 countries. Canada is not one of them, but it should be.
There are many obstacles: technical; legal; constitutional; and political that stand in the way of transporting Alberta’s bitumen out of the province.
Civil disobedience can strengthen the Rule of Law by leading to the correction of unjust or seriously wrong laws before disrespect for the system has a chance to take hold.
The omnibus budget bill of 2012 contained many measures that profoundly changed Canada’s environmental protection laws, and not for the better.
The case of Smith v. Inco Ltd. is the first Canadian environmental class action lawsuit to proceed through a trial and appeal.
Think of the law as a spectrum with the courthouse at the very end. There are lots of ways that you can avoid going there!
There are many of sources for legal information, ranging from walk-in offices to websites to help you access the law.
Yes, of course you can make your own Will. But, should you?
The Economy and The Environment
Human Rights Law
What Ever Happened to … A Follow-up to Famous Cases
Landlord and Tenant Law