Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Environmental Law Toolkit!
Date:
September 30th & October 1st, 2020 (Online)
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

The recordings and Zoom Panels will help you to understand what laws and policies exist to protect the environment and how to use them effectively as well as the opportunities provided by law to participate in government decision-making. It will also help you to understand where the legal framework for environmental protection is absent, incomplete or otherwise inadequate so that you can work to obtain stronger laws and policies.

Recording: September 30th, 2020, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Topics: Reconciliation, Information Gathering, Environmental assessment, Public participation, Petitions

Panelists: Charlotte Ireland (Ecojustice), Joseph Castrilli (CELA), Rick Lindgren (CELA), Kerrie Blaise (CELA), Peter Hillson (Sustainability Network), Petri Bailey (CELA) and Paolo Solano Tovar (CEC)

Recording: October 1st, 2020, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Topics: Rights, Torts, Prosecutions, Tribunals, Land-use conflicts

Panelists: Ian Miron (Ecojustice), Rick Lindgren (CELA), Ramani Nadarajah (CELA), Jacqueline Wilson (CELA), Robert Wright (Ecojustice)

Using Access to Information Tools Effectively
Ian Miron, Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice and Charlotte Ireland, Paralegal, Ecojustice
Video Link (54 min) -- Powerpoint

Using Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights and Torts: What They Are and How to Protect the Environment Against Them
Rick Lindgren, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Video Link (34 min) -- Powerpoint

Private Prosecutions: Taking the Law Into Your Own Hands
Ramani Nadarajah, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Video Link (34 min) -- Powerpoint

Environmental Assessment: The [dead] Letter of the Law
Joseph Castrilli, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Video Link (52 min) -- Fall 2020 Update Video Link (4 min) -- Powerpoint

Municipal Planning: PPS, Growth Plans, OPs, and Much More
Jacqueline Wilson, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Video Link (11 min) -- Powerpoint

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: How Tribunals, Cabinet Ministers and Bureaucrats Apply Environmental Law, and How the Courts Fit In
Robert Wright, Former Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice
Video Link (43 min) -- Powerpoint

Submissions on Enforcement Matters to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Paolo Solano Tovar, Legal Officer, Commission for Environmental Cooperation Secretariat
Video Link (30 min) -- Powerpoint

Indigenous Law & Canadian Law: Challenges and Opportunities
Kerrie Blaise, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Peter Hillson, Intern, Sustainability Network and Petri Bailey, Intern, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Video Link (59 min) -- Powerpoint -- Audio Clip (11 min)
Petri Bailey and Chris Burtch, IPCA Coordinator at Shawanaga First Nation
Additional Resources

Fight for Your Right to a Healthy Environment
Ian Miron, Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice
Video Link (58 min) -- Powerpoint

Presentation Slides