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Environmental Law

Many of the largest environmental battles in Canada’s history have been fought in front of a judge and gavel. From the Canadian constitution and international commitments to local bylaws, environmental law is shaping the future of Canada’s wilderness, oceans, suburbs, farmland and cities.

Environmental law is penetrating into the public conversation more now than any other time in living memory. But it can seem dense. (Let’s be honest: it is dense.) Never fear — we bring you dynamic legal experts, thoughtful advocates and Indigenous scholars and knowledge-keepers to make sense of Canada’s changing legal landscape.

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Falling behind: oversight ‘gaps’ for 5,000 km of pipeline in Canada’s little-known oilpatch

Manitoba has fallen behind neighbouring provinces in taking steps to safeguard against environmental risks relating to the oil and gas industry, despite numerous calls at...

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