March/April Issue of LawNow on Environmental Causes
The magazine is published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
The current issue is devoted to environmental causes and the law:
- The Constitutional Right to a Healthy Environment
Environmental rights enjoy constitutional protection in over 100 countries. Canada is not one of them, but it should be.
- The Oil Sands: Westward – How?
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, Environmental Protest and the Rule of Law
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 Difference a Year Makes: Changes to Canadian Federal Environmental Assessment Law in 2012
The omnibus budget bill of 2012 contained many measures that profoundly changed Canada’s environmental protection laws, and not for the better.
- Nickel Shower: An Environmental Class Action
The case of Smith v. Inco Ltd. is the first Canadian environmental class action lawsuit to proceed through a trial and appeal.