Enforcing Environmental Law: A Guide to Private Prosecution

Presented by James Mallet, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre

Please join James Mallet of the Environmental Law Centre for the following upcoming presentations in Calgary and Edmonton. R.S.V.P. for either event by telephone at (780) 424-5099 or 1-800-661-4238, by fax at (780) 424-5133 or by email at [email protected]:


Monday, January 10, 2005

Friday, January 14, 2005


7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm


Alberta Wilderness Association
455 - 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Environmental Law Centre Library
204, 10709 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB


No charge

No charge -- bring your lunch

Canadian law allows any citizen to lay charges against a polluter or other environmental offender where there is evidence of an offence. Enforcing Environmental Law: A Guide to Private Prosecution, 2nd edition, published in December, 2004 by the Environmental Law Centre, will help readers determine when private prosecution is the right tool to address environmental harm. The book provides a step-by-step guide to the process, from laying charges through trial and appeal. In some cases alternative tools are more effective, and these are explained. The book also provides guidance on building a case and finding assistance, and includes a proposal for law and policy reform. Join James Mallet for a presentation on the issues addressed in this new Guide.