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Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria

The Environmental Law Centre Society provides research and advocacy on public interest environmental issues. Operating under the supervision of a senior environmental lawyer, our students provide pro bono legal representation and legal assistance to community/conservation groups and First Nations; produce citizen handbooks and other public legal education materials; and advocate on a wide range of environmental law reform issues.

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A Draft Submission: Canada’s Legal Obligation and Duty to Ensure On-Reserve Access to Clean Drinking Water

This draft submission to the Federal Government, which can be used as a resource to First Nations who want to advocate for improved drinking water quality within the Canadian legal framework, argues that Ottawa is ...
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Professional Reliance and Environmental Regulation in British Columbia

This report,evaluates the regulatory approach to professional reliance and environmental regulation in British Columbia, identifies issues and makes recommendations for improvement.
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Legal Review of Flood Management and Fish Habitat in British Columbia

Report prepared for Watershed Watch Salmon Society regarding the gaps in the oversight of salmon habitats behind dikes.
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Seven Reforms to Address Marine Plastic Pollution

This report prepared for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation recommends a broad Canadian action agenda to prevent and remediate marine plastic pollution —through regulation, policy and mobilization of civil society.
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Lower Coquitlam River Watershed Plan: Tools for Healthy Watersheds and Healthy Humans

This report provides information on legal tools that can assist the Cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam in achieving the objectives outlined in the Lower Coquitlam River Watershed Plan and to provide an outline of ...
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The Northwest Burke Vision: Principles and Recommendations

This report prepared for the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable contains recommendations to ensure that proposed residential development in Coquitlam, British Columbia, will be ecologically sustainable and support a ...
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A National Strategy to Combat Marine Plastic Pollution: A Blueprint for Federal Action

This report prepared for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation identifies the constitutional powers that allow Canada's Parliament to lead a national effort on marine plastics and sets out concrete actions Canada can take to ...
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Request for an Examination of Canada's Failure to Protect Endangered Pacific Salmon and Anadromous Trout Species Under the Species at Risk Act

Request that the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Auditor General examine Canada’s failure to protect endangered Pacific salmon and anadromous trout species under the Species at Risk ...
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Seaweed Harvesting on Vancouver Island: A New Industry That Requires Better Regulation

As global demand for seaweed expands, a new commercial seaweed harvesting industry is emerging on Vancouver Island. This report warns that this harvest could have serious impacts on fisheries and sensitive coastal ...
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Blind Spot: The Failure to Consider Climate in British Columbia's Environmental Assessments

This report prepared for the Sierra Club BC recommends a fundamental reform of the Environmental Assessment (EA) process for new projects. It recommends that the Province of British Columbia apply a ...
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