Environmental Law & Policy

Supreme Court hears appeals on Canada's carbon pricing law

On September 22 and 23, the Supreme Court of Canada heard appeals in three separate cases regarding the consitutionality of the federal government's carbon pricing system. Appeals courts in Saskatchewan and Ontario had previously upheld the law, while the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled that the law was unconstitutional. Read more about Supreme Court hears appeals on Canada's carbon pricing law

Issue Brief: Green Stimulus & a Just Recovery

The global COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated an economic downturn that has governments across Canada and around the world set to make huge investments in stimulus and recovery spending. Many are viewing this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in a just and sustainable green economy. Read more about Issue Brief: Green Stimulus & a Just Recovery

Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

Position: 
Staff Lawyer
Application Deadline: 
25 Sep 2020
Location: 
Calgary

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a talented, experienced lawyer to join our Calgary office.  Ecojustice is Canada's largest environmental law charity, and as a Staff Lawyer with us you will be at the cutting edge of environmental law: working with our team from across Canada in bringing strategic, game-changing public interest lawsuits and reforming Canada's laws to deliver lasting solutions to our most urgent environmental problems: the climate emergency, species extinction and the pollution of the air, water and soil on which human life depends. Read more about Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

Road to the Supreme Court of Canada: Our climate future on the line

Sep 14 2020 - 1:00pm

From Ecojustice:

Go behind-the-scenes with the Ecojustice lawyers preparing for a Supreme Court of Canada hearing that will decide the fate of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act — and climate action in Canada.

On September 22 and 23, the SCC will hear cases brought by the Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta governments challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon pricing legislation. Read more about Road to the Supreme Court of Canada: Our climate future on the line

Issue Brief: Vista coal mine expansion

Updated: September 3, 2020

The Coalspur Vista mine is one of the largest thermal coal mines in Canada, and the proposed expansion could almost triple its capacity. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson declined in December 2019 to order a federal impact assessment, but he reversed this decision on July 30 so the project will undergo a federal impact assessment. Coalspur Mines has launched a legal challenge to the Minister's decision.

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A better future for all is within reach – Canada needs a Green Recovery!

From the CPAWS website:

Tell the federal government that you demand they invest in a Green Recovery. This includes new and better-managed protected areas on land and in the ocean, Indigenous protected areas and stewardship programs, and a shift towards natural infrastructure and nature-based climate solutions.

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