Registration: $100 per person
Date: September 30th & October 1st, 2020 (Online)
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
*Please note all registrants will receive access to 9 Legal Toolkit recordings and slide decks for 60 days. Registrants will also receive a link to join the Zoom Meeting Sessions on September 30th and October 1st, 2020, as well as recordings of both panels.

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)

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)

 

The virtual Environmental Law Toolkit workshop will be hosted by Anastasia Lintner of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) who has designed these sessions to educate nonprofits active in the environmental field about the legal tools available to protect our air, water, land, and human health.

The recordings and Zoom sessions 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.

Participants will receive a nuts and bolts overview of the laws that protect our environment. We’ll have legal experts covering a wide variety of key topics including:

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

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

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

Environmental Assessment: The [dead] Letter of the Law (52 min)
Joseph Castrilli, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Municipal Planning: PPS, Growth Plans, OPs, and Much More
Jacqueline Wilson, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: How Tribunals, Cabinet Ministers and Bureaucrats Apply Environmental Law, and How the Courts Fit In (30 min)
Robert Wright, Former Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

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

Indigenous Law & Canadian Law: Challenges and Opportunities (59 min), (11 min)
Kerrie Blaise, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Peter Hillson, Intern, Sustainability Network, Petri Bailey, Intern, Canadian Environmental Law Association and Chris Burtch, IPCA Coordinator at Shawanaga First Nation (contributor)

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