by John Michael McGrath, reposted from TVO, July 20, 2016 Activists across Ontario and Canada are agitating to have the right to a clean environment enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including more than 100 Canadian municipalities that have made declarations of support. Ontario says it’s listening — it’s just not ready to … Continue reading Should the charter include the right to live in a clean environment?
Using the law to protect Canada’s environment By Devon Page, Executive Director, reposted from the Huffington Post, Oct 13, 2014 Canada’s environmental framework is broken. But a Charter right that protects each and every Canadian’s right to a healthy environment could start to repair the damage. Ecojustice has partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation … Continue reading Canada’s Right to a Healthy Environment Must Be Part of the Charter
reposted from http://iecc-tpie.org Considering the inalienable human right to a healthy environment and the risk that the current level of biodiversity loss may be irreversible. We, the initiating parties Recall and underline the principles and contents of all International Resolutions and International Declarations since the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Environment, adopted … Continue reading Charter of Brussels For the creation of European and International Criminal Court of the Environment and Health
by Ron Hart, Jan 23, 2014 Canada has an abundance of natural wealth and vast beautiful and unique landscapes. Canadians love their land. Yet we have concerns. Canadians worry about the impacts of climate change, loss of biodiversity , pollution , and environmental deregulation, on their health and the health of their children and their … Continue reading The Canadian Charter of Environmental Rights and Responsibilities is Long Overdue
Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows By Damian Carrington, reposted from TheGuardian, Mar 21, 2017 The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to … Continue reading Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’
by Garrett Finegan and Michael A. Marion, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, reposted from Mondaq, Feb22, 2017 On January 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator. As BLG noted in our blog post discussing the SCC’s decision to hear the Ernst case, leave to appeal was granted … Continue reading Immune (At Least For Now): Divided Supreme Court Of Canada Strikes Claim For Charter Damages Against Energy Regulator
Reposted from PressProgress, Jan 23, 2017 Something isn’t right in Christy Clark’s British Columbia. While a small handful of British Columbians have grown wealthy in recent years, low wages and rising costs of living have caused the gap between rich and poor to increase dramatically – so much so, BC is now the most unequal … Continue reading 3 staggering charts show how big the gap between rich and poor is growing in British Columbia