JELP Environmental Law Conference

Members of the research team will be participating in the upcoming 7th annual environmental law conference hosted by the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice. The theme of the conference is Back to the Future: Re-Defining Canada’s Environmental Priorities, and it will be held at the Lester B Pearson United World College in Victoria, BC. The draft program is available HERE.

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We are pleased to announce that a University of Ottawa graduate student in the Faculty of Law working on issues related to environmental justice has recently graduated.

Congratulations to Carla Sbert, who successfully defended her PhD! Carla’s thesis, “Mining from the Lens of Ecological Law: Obstacles and Opportunities for Re-formation”, offers an important new understanding of ecological law in the context of mining.

Carbon Pricing on Trial

The University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment will be hosting a panel on the constitutionality of Canada’s carbon pricing law, which Saskatchewan and Ontario have challenged. Three of the lawyers involved, including project member Nathalie Chalifour, who is acting as counsel for the United Chiefs of the Mnidoo Mnising, will discuss the recent hearing, the arguments and the implications of this landmark case.

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