Environmental Law Toolkit Webinar Series:
Judicial Review: How Ministers, Bureaucrats and Tribunals Apply Environmental Law Under Supervision of the Courts
March 5, 2019, 1-2 pm Eastern Time
*A recording of the webinar will be made available to all those who register. The recording will only be available within (60) days after the webinar.
Pipeline hearings, endangered species protection, pesticide regulation, resource extraction projects – these are just some of the areas in which government processes and decision-making can be judicially reviewed for legality in the courts. Judicial review is a key tool available to citizens concerned about the fairness of a decision-making process or the resulting decision itself.
But while this tool is powerful – witness the courts’ recent quashing of Canada’s approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project – it comes with key limitations that must be understood in order to make its use effective. Learn about the basics of judicial review from Charles Hatt, staff lawyer with Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity.
This is the first webinar of the Environmental Law Toolkit Webinar Series.