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The Journal of Environmental Law and Practice is published by Thomson Reuters and is available by subscription or electronically through WestlawNext Canada and most University library databases (e.g. Proquest).

Below are the table of contents for all volumes of the Journal going back to 1991. A downloadable copy of all abstracts for each volume is also available at the end of each table of contents (dating back to 2003).

Volume 27 (Current)

(2015) 27(2) J. Env. L. & Prac. 109

ARTICLES

Heavy Oil Processing in Peace River, Alberta: a Case Study on the Scope of Section 7 of the Charter in the Environmental Realm

  • Avnish Nanda … 109

Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration and Canadian Environmental Governance

  • Kyra Bell-Pasht … 141

BOOK REVIEW

The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts By Lynda Collins & Heather McLeod-Kilmurray

  • Reviewed by John Swaigen … 199

(2015) 27(3) J. Env. L. & Prac. 201

ARTICLES

Elements of an Effective Environmental Bill of Rights

  • David Boyd … 201

Navigating the Jungle: Private Nuisance and Renewable Energy Projects

  • Shane Rayman and Janet Lunau … 253

CASE COMMENT

The Sydney Tar Ponds Case: Shutting the door on Environmental Class Action Suits in Nova Scotia?

  • Meinhard Doelle … 279

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Volume 26 (2014) 26 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

The Consideration of Sustainability by Corporate Directors

  • Jeffrey Bone … 1

Private Prosecutions Revisited: The Continuing Importance of Private Prosecutions in Protecting the Environment

  • John Swaigen, Alberta Koehl and Charles Hatt … 31

How Smith v. Inco Failed: Recognizing the Category of “chemical interference” in Private Nuisance Cases

  • Claire Seaborn … 59

Who Regulates Trading in the Carbon Market?

  • Shaun Fluker & Salimah Janmohamed … 83

Recovery Planning under Canada’s Species at Risk Act in a Changing Ocean: Gauging the Tides, Charting Future Coordinates”

  • Aaron Lemkow & David L. VanderZwaag … 121

Planning For the Future of Albertans: Healthy Aquatic Ecosystems and Environmental Flows Protection

  • Glorilyn Bruno … 157

The Regulation of Novel Water Quality Assessment Biotechnologies: Is Canada Ready to Ride the Next Wave?

  • Id Ngueng Feze, Natalie Prystajecky, Christina Cook, Emily Kirby, Bartha Maria Knoppers, Vural Özedemir, Gemma Dunn, Judy Isaac-Renton & Yann Joly … 201

How Tribunals and Appeal Boards Are Contributing to Advances in Environmental Laws

  • Marilyn G. Lee … 249

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Volume 25 (2013) 25 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Competing Visions and Inequitable Costs: the National Energy Strategy and Regional Distributive Conflicts

  • Matthew Lesch & Doug Macdonald … 1

“Dirty Oil,” “Responsible Resource Development” and the Prospects for a National Conversation about Energy Sustainability in Canada

  • Mark S. Winfield … 19

A Greener Grid? Canadian Policies for Renewable Power and Prospects for a National Sustainable Electricity Strategy

  • Marcia Valiante … 41

Energy Visions versus Private Rights: Government energy strategies game the system

  • Bruce Pardy … 69

Situating Sarnia: “Unimagined Communities” in the New National Energy Debate

  • Dayna Nadine Scott … 81

The Role of EA in Achieving a Sustainable Energy Future in Canada: A Case Study of the Lower Churchill Panel Review

  • Meinhard Doelle … 113

The Role of Municipalities in Canada’s Energy Strategies

  • Rod Northey … 135

Justified Infringement — A Minimal Impairment Approach

  • Senwung Luk … 169

Indigenous Authority, Canadian Law, and Pipeline Proposals

  • Gordon Christie … 189

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Volume 24 (2012) 24 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

CEAA 2012: The End of Federal EA As We know it?

  • Meinhard Doelle … 1

Protecting listed aquatic species under the federal Species at Risk Act: the implications for provincial water management and provincial water rights

  • Nigel Bankes … 19

Le développement durable, ses principes et leur intégration en droit canadien

  • Paule Halley et Pierre-Olivier Desmarchais … 67

The Environmental Regulation of Genetically Modified Bacteria: Case Studies of Canada’s Piecemeal Regulatory Approach to Biotechnology

  • R. Nelson Godfrey … 97

“Nothing to Report”: The Failure of Ontario’s Provincial Wildlife Population Monitoring Program for Commercial Timber Harvesting

  • Stacey O’Malley, Christopher Wilkinson & Gord Miller … 125

Accretion, The Torrens System, and Law Reform

  • Arlene Kwasniak … 145

Uncharted Waters: Applying the Lens of New Governance Theory to the Practice of Water Source Protection in Ontario

  • Patricia Hania … 177

Food For Thought: Effecting Shark Conservation through Marine Protected Areas Enhanced Collaboration with International Organizations

  • Kelsey Dick & Cameron Jefferies … 223

Climate Change Litigation and the Public Right to a Healthy Atmosphere

  • Andrew Gage … 257

CASE COMMENT

Environmental Class Actions for Historical Contamination: Smith v. Inco Limited

  • Peter Bowal … 295

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Volume 23 (2012) 23 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

The Failed Reform of Ontario’s Mining Laws

  • Bruce Pardy and Annette Stoehr … 1

Basin Closing Orders and Crown Reservations: Two Tools to Protect In-stream Flows?

  • Nigel Bankes … 17

Realizing a “Pious Wish” of Peoples and BCE: Enforcement of Pluralist Theory and Corporate Environmental Responsibility

  • Thomas Posyniak … 69

Canadian Approaches to America’s Public Trust Doctrine: Classic Trusts, Fiduciary Duties & Substantive Review

  • Anna Lund … 105

Lessons from an Ancient Concept: How the Public Trust Doctrine will meet obligations to protect the environment and the public interest in Canadian water management and governance in the 21st century

  • Sarah Jackson, Oliver M. Brandes & Randy Christensen … 145

The Constitutionality of Federal Climate Change Legislation

  • Alastair R. Lucas and Jenette Yearsley … 171

CPR for Canadian Rivers — Law to Conserve, Protect, and Restore Environmental Flows in Canada

  • Linda Nowlan … 203

Protecting the Arctic Marine Environment: The limits of Article 234 and the need for multilateral approaches

  • Ryan O’Leary … 253

CURRENT RESEARCH

Water Stewardship in the Lower Athabasca River: Is the Alberta Government Paying Attention to Aboriginal Rights to Water?

  • Monique Passelac-Ross and Karin Buss … 271

CASE COMMENT

Susan Heyes Inc. (Hazel & Co.) v. South Coast B.C. Transportation Authority

  • Meredith James … 287

BOOK REVIEW

Jerry V. DeMarco and Paul Muldoon: Environmental Boards and Tribunals in Canada: A Practical Guide

  • John Swaigen … 301

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Volume 22 (2011) 22 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Fish Lakes and Tailings Ponds 

  • Andrew Gage … 1

Genetic Resources & Access and Benefit Sharing: Politics, Prospects and Opportunities for Canada after Nagoya

  • Chidi Oguamanam … 39

The Regulation of Wind Power in Alberta: The Case of Municipalities

  • Nickie Vlavianos … 77

Climate Change and the Protection of Drinking Water in Ontario: An Opportunity to Adopt Adaptive Management?

  • Patricia Hania … 119

Editors’ Introduction … 155

Charles Caccia and the Construction of Environmental Legitimacy

  • Douglas Macdonald … 157

Role of Parliamentary Committees in Canadian Environmental Policy Formulation and Evaluation: The Case of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development 1994-2004

  • Mark S. Winfield … 175

CASE COMMENT

Sustainability Lost: Comments on “Planning for a Sustainable Future: A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada”

  • C. Scott Findlay, Jamie Benidickson, Hugh Benevides,Karen Kraft Sloan … 193

IN HONOUR OF THE SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Beyond the Species at Risk Act: Recognizing the Sacred

  • David Suzuki … 205

SARA’s Safety Net Provisions and the Effectiveness of Species at Risk Protection on Non-Federal Lands

  • Stéphane Wojciechowski, Christopher Brassard, Stewart Elgie, C. Scott Findlay & Sue Mckee … 221

Can Stewardship Work for Species at Risk? A Pelee Island Case Study

  • Andrea Olive … 241

Canada’s Species at Risk Act and the Atlantic Salmon: Cascade of Promises, Trickles of Protection, Sea of Challenges

  • David L. VanderZwaag, Maria Cecilia Engler-Palma & Jeffrey A. Hutchings … 257

LEGISLATIVE NOTE

An Emerging Pacific Initiative to Ban Shark Finning and Limit the Consumption of Shark Fin Soup—the Case for Canadian Participation

  • Cameron Jefferies … 299

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Volume 21 (2010) 21 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Adaptive Management in Canadian Environmental Assessment Law: Exploring Uses and Limitations

  • Martin Z.P. Olszynski

Bringing Justice to Environmental Assessment: An Examination of the Kearl Oil Sands Joint Review Panel and the Health Concerns of the Community of Fort Chipewyan 

  • Nathalie J. Chalifour

Unsustainable Development in Canada: Environmental Assessment, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Environmental Justice in the Tar Sands 

  • Heather McLeod-Kilmurray and Gavin Smith

Transboundary Environmental Assessment in Canada: International and Constitutional Dimensions

  • Neil Craik

Environmental Assessment and Three Ways Not To Do Environmental Law

  • Bruce Pardy

Rethinking Environmental Contracting

  • Natasha A. Affolder

EA and Climate Change Mitigation

  • Albert Koehl

REGIONAL ANALYSIS

Current Issues in Environmental Assessment in British Columbia

  • Mark Haddock

Getting to “No” Through YESAA? A Look at an Alternative Federal Assessment Model Based Upon the Principle of Independence

  • Teri Cherkewich

Environmental Assessment Reform in Saskatchewan: Taking Care of Business

  • M.A. Bowden

Environmental Assessment in Ontario: Rhetoric vs. Reality 

  • Richard D. Lindgren and Burgandy Dunn

The Integration Of Environmental and Planning Law: The New Era Of Ontario Infrastructure 

  • Rodney Northey

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Volume 20 (2010) 20 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Environmental Assessment, Overlap, Duplication, Harmonization, Equivalency, and Substitution: Interpretation, Misinterpretation, and a Path Forward

  • Arlene Kwasniak … 1

Towards a Greener Olympics: Sustainable Development and the Vancouver 2010 Athletes’ Village at Southeast False Creek

  • Jonathan Laski … 37

The Ethical Obstacles of Environmental Law: Assessing the Need to Effectively Incorporate an Environmental Ethic into the Practice of Environmental Law

  • Cameron Jefferies … 61

Policy Proposals for Reviewing Alberta’s Water (Re) Allocation System

  • Nigel Bankes … 81

Building an Effective North American Emissions Trading System: Key Considerations

  • Christie J. Kneteman … 127

Strengthening Strategic Environmental Assessment in Canada: An Evaluation of Three Basic Options

  • Robert B. Gibson, Hugh Benevides, Meinhard Doelle, and Denis Kirchhoff … 175

Improving the Effectiveness of Environmental Assessment in Addressing Federal Environmental Priorities

  • Stephen Hazell … 213

Coutume autochtone et gouvernance environnementale dans le système interaméricain de protection des droits de l’homme

  • Ghislain Otis … 233

BOOK REVIEW

Mark Sagoff, The Economy of the Earth: Philosophy, Law and Environment

  • Meredith James … 79

Arthur P.J. Mol, Environmental Reform in the Information Age: The Contours of Informational Governance

  • Timothy Petrou … 255

CASE COMMENTS

Editor’s Note … 149

MiningWatch Canada v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans): Hoisted on One’s Own Petard?

  • Shaun Fluker … 151

The Implications of the SCC Red Chris Decision for EA in Canada

  • Meinhard Doelle … 161

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Volume 19 (2009) 19 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Statutory Structure and Species Survival: How Constraints on Cabinet Discretion Affect Endangered Species Listing Outcomes

  • Stewart Elgie … 1

Litigating the Precautionary Principle in Domestic Courts

  • Chris Tollefson and Jamie Thomback … 33

Building a Strong Foundation for Action: A Review of Twelve Fundamental Principles of Environmental and Resource Management Legislation

  • Jerry V. Demarco … 59

Sustainable Urban Transportation And Ontario’s New Planning Regime: The Provincial Policy Statement, 2005 and the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

  • Kirsten E. Courtney … 71

Creative Sentencing and Environmental Regulation in Canada: Creative Solution or Re-Branding Deregulation?

  • Meredith James … 139

LEGISLATIVE NOTE

The Lion that Squeaked: CEPA, Mercury, and the Need for Better Regulation and Enforcement

  • Hugh Wilkins and Elaine Macdonald … 167

Exploring the Viability of Class Actions Arising from Environmental Toxic Torts: Overcoming Barriers to Certification

  • Patrick Hayes … 189

Aboriginal Claims to Water Rights Grounded in the Principle Ad Medium Filum Aquae, Riparian Rights and the Winters Doctrine

  • Scott Hopley and Susan Ross … 225

RECENT RESEARCH

Wading into Uncertain Waters: Using Markets to Transfer Water Rights in Canada — Possibilities and Pitfalls

  • Oliver M. Brandes and Linda Nowlan … 267

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Volume 18 (2008) 18 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Highways, Parks and the Public Trust Doctrine

  • Andrew Gage … 1

Alberta Crown Ownership of Slough/Marsh Wetlands

  • Arlene Kwasniak … 57

Anticipatory Nuisance and the Prevention of Environmental Harm and Economic Loss from GMOs in the United States

  • Margaret Rosso Grossman … 107

“Government Wrongs”: Civil Liability for GMO Regulation in Canada

  • Jane Matthews Glenn … 169

Are Genetically Modified Crops in Canada Under-Regulated?

  • Martin Phillipson … 195

Equalization as an Economic Instrument For Sustainable Development

  • Erin McLaughlin … 225

Friends of the Earth v. the Minister of the Environment Does CEPA 166 Require Canada to Meet its Kyoto Commitments?

  • Christine Elwell and Grant Boyle … 253

“The Public Interest”: Can it Provide Guidance for the ERCB and NRCB

  • Jodie L. Hierlmeier … 279

CASE COMMENT

R. Gemtec Ltd.: Advancing Environmental Consultants Liability in Canada

  • Cameron S.G. Jefferies … 313

PRACTICE NOTE

Thinking Outside the Box: Environmental Protection Alternative Measures

  • Leah M. Howie … 87

BOOK REVIEW

Jamie Benidickson – The Culture of Flushing: A Social and Legal History of Sewage

  • David Wood … 219

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Volume 17 (2007) 17 J. Env. L. & Prac

ARTICLES

Creating Environmentalists: Environmental Law, Identity and Commitment

  • Andrew Green … 1

The Duty to Accommodate Aboriginal Peoples Rights: Substantive Consultation?

  • Verónica Potes … 27

Tools for the Protection of Ecologically Significant Private Lands in Ontario: A Case Study of Marcy’s Woods

  • Michelle Campbell … 47

Governance and the Environment in Canda From Regulatory Renaissance to “Smart Regulation”

  • Mark S. Winfield … 69

Smarter Regulation: The Case for Enforcement and Transparency

  • Jerry V. DeMarco and Toby Vigod … 85

An Essay on Social Responsibility and the Limits of the Corporate Form: A Perspective on Environmental Protection

  • Michael Ilg … 115

The Supreme Court of Canada’s Recognition of Fundamental Environmental Values: What Could be Next in Canadian Environmental Law?

  • Jerry V. DeMarco … 159

Public Participation and the Disposition of Oil and Gas Rights in Alberta

  • Nickie Vlavianos … 205

Carbon Offset Trading: A Leaky Sieve or Smart Step?

  • Stewart A.G. Elgie … 235

BOOK REVIEW

Meinhard Doelle — From Hot Air to Action: Climate Change, Compliance and the Future of International Environmental Law

  • Gregory Wurzer … 65

RECENT RESEARCH

Public Access to Environmental Appeals: A Review and Assessment of Alberta’s Environmental Appeals Board

  • Cindy Chiasson … 141

PRACTICE NOTE

Yesteryear’s Leasehold Covenants in a Contamination Conscious Canada

  • Sarah Powell and Katie Goldberg Zwick … 269

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Volume 16 (2006) 16 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

The St. Mary’s Irrigation District Licence Amendment Decision: Irrigation Districts as a Law unto Themselves

  • Nigel Bankes and Arlene Kwasniak …1

Innocent Drops and the Symbolic Generalization of Moral Harms: A New Basis for the Criminalization of Environmental Offences

  • Mark Davidson … 19

Harnessing Self-Interest to Realize a Double-Dividend? Achieving Other Environmental Benefits through Carbon Credits

– Sharon Mascher … 99

Shining a Light on the Management of Water Resources: The Role of an Environmental Appeal Board

  • Nigel Bankes … 131

Quenching Instream Thirst: A Role for Water Trusts in the Prairie Provinces

  • Arlene J. Kwasniak … 211

Ontario (Attorney General) v. Walker: The Water’s Edge and the Ripple Effect of Judicial Error in the Common Law

  • Susan Ross and Scott Hopley … 239

CASE COMMENT

Hoffman v. Monsanto Canada Inc.: Looking for a Generous Approach to the Elephant in the Garden

  • Martin Z.P. Olszynski … 53

COMMENT

The Cat Came Back, or the Nine Lives of the Kyoto Protocol

  • Meinhard Doelle … 261

RECENT RESEARCH

At a Watershed: Ecological Governance and sustainable Water Management in Canada

  • Oliver M Brandes … 79

Keeping Public Resources in Public Hands: Advancing the Public Trust Doctrine in Canada

  • Scott Kidd … 187

BOOK REVIEW

Roda Verheyen – Climate Change Damage and International Law: Prevention Duties and State Responsibility 

  • J. Terry Rolfe … 289

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Volume 15 (2005) 15 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Law for Future Generations: The Theory of Intergenerational Equity in Canadian Environmental Law

  • Jerry V. DeMarco … 1

The Potential for Municipal Transfer of Development Credits Program in Canada

  • Arlene J. Kwasniak … 47

Public Rights and the Lost Principle of Statutory Interpretation

  • Andrew Gage … 107

Decoding Codes of Practice: Approaches to Regulating the Ecological Impacts of Logging in British Columbia

  • Emily Walter … 143

Re-inventing Intervention in the Public Interest: Breaking Down Barriers to Access

  • Michelle Campbell … 187

The Assessment of Environmental Damages Following the Supreme Court’s Decision in Canfor

  • Martin Z.P. Olszynski … 257

Belief and Environmental Decision-making: Some Recent New Zealand Experience

  • Nicola R. Wheen … 297

CASE COMMENT

Deconstructing Tridan: A Litigator’s Perspective

  • Katherine M. van Rensburg … 85

Opening the Door for Common Law Environmental Protection in Canada: The Decision in British Columbia v. Canadian Forest Products Ltd.

  • Jerry V. DeMarco, Marcia Valiante, and Marie-Ann Bowden … 233

R. v. Kingston and the Criminalization of Harmless Pollution

  • Ian Richler … 319

RECENT RESEARCH

Time Well Spent? A Survey of Participation in Federal Environmental Assessment Panels

  • Susan Rutherford and Karen Campbell … 71

BOOK REVIEWS

Brian Jones and Neil Parpworth – Environmental Liabilities

  • Moira L. McConnell … 219

Rex Wyler – Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists and Visionaries Changed the World

  • Dana Treasure … 225

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Volume 14 (2004) 14 J. Env. L. & Prac.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Introduction of Charles Caccia

  • Hugh Benevides … 3

Defining Canada’s Environmental Priorities 

  • The Hon. Charles Caccia, P.C. …7

PART 1: CLIMATE CHANGE

The Kyoto Protocol: Bad News for the Global Environment

Brude Pardy (Queen’s University) … 27

Transaction Costs and Other Issues for Carbon Sequestration on Agricultural Land: Defining the Legal and Policy Agenda

  • Steven A. Kennett and Alastair R. Lucas (University of Calgary) … 47

Linking the Kyoto Protocol and Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements: From Fragmentation to Integration?

  • Meinhard Doelle (Dalhousie University) … 75

PART 2: TRANSBOUNDARY ISSUES

The Great Lakes and the Mediterranean Sea: Ecosystem-Management and Sustainability in the Context of Economic Integration

Jamie Benidickon (Unversity of Ottawa) … 107

Trail Smelter Redux: Transboundary Pollution and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

  • Neil Craik (University of New Brunswick ) … 139

The Citizen Submission Process Under NAFTA: Observations After 10 Years

  • Randy L. Christensen (Sierra Legal Defence Fund) … 165

PART 3: FORESTRY ISSUES

British Columbia at a Crossroads: A Path to Sustainability or the Enclosure of the Commons? 

  • Jessica Clogg (West Coast Environmental Law) … 189

Canada’s “Forgotten Forests”. Or, How Ottawa is Failing Local Communities and the World in Peri-Urban Forest Protection 

  • Stepan Wood (Osgoode Hall Law School) … 217

Encouraging the Transition to Sustainable Forestry in Canada with Ecological Fiscal Reform —Potential and Pitfalls

  • Nathalie Chalifour (University of Ottawa) … 253

PART 4: WATER ISSUES

The Future of Common Law Water Rights in Ontario

  • Marcia Valiante (University of Windsor) … 293

The Limits of Western Canadian Water Allocation Law

  • David R. Percy (University of Alberta) … 315

PART 5: FUTURE DIRECTIONS?

Greening Environmental Law: From Sectoral Reform to Systemic Re-Formation 

  • Michael M’Gonigle and Paula Ramsay (University of Victoria) … 333

Sustainability Law: (R)Evolutionary Directions for the Future of Environmental Law

  • David R. Boyd (University of Victoria) … 357

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Volume 13 (2003) 13 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Public Health Hazards and Section 7 of the Charter

  • Andrew Gage … 1

The Great Lakes Charter Annex 2001: Legal Dimensions of Provincial Participation

  • Marcia Valiante … 47

Seven Deadly Sins of Canadian Water Law

  • Bruce Pardy … 89

Greening the international Human Rights Sphere? An Examination of Environmental Rights and the Draft Declaration of Principles on Human Rights and the Environment

  • Karrie A. Wolfe … 109

Challenging the Intervention and Stay of an Environmental Private Prosecution

  • Keith Ferguson … 153

Real Reform Deferred: Analysis of Recent Amendments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

  • Hugh J. Benevides … 195

Water Quality Objectives and the Management of Public Drinking Water Catchments in Australia

  • Alex Gardner … 227

Litigating Environmental Quality: An Economic Approach

  • Cherrie Metcalf … 293

Standing on the Shoulders of Rio: Greening Mediations under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

  • Tyson Dyck … 335

Interlocutory Injunctions and the Environment: Comparing the Law Between Quebec and the Other Provinces

  • Calude Martin … 359

CASE COMMENT

“Maintaining ecological integrity is our first priority” — Policy Rhetoric or Practical Reality in Canada’s National Parks? A case comment on Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society v. Canada (Minister of Canadian Heritage)

  • Shaun Fluker … 131

Standing in the Road: The Battle for Wood Buffalo National Park

  • Dayna Nadine Scott … 145

PRACTICE NOTE

Accessing Environmental Information in Ontario: A Legislative Comment on Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

  • Lynda M. Collins, Jerry V. DeMarco and Alan D. Levy … 267

BOOK REVIEW

David Boyd — Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy

– Benjamin J. Richardson … 289

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Volume 12 (2003) 12 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Civil Disobedience and the Courts: The British Columbia Approach

  • Michael Welters … 1

Using Law as a Tool to Ensure Meaningful Public Participation in Environmental Assessment

  • A. John Sinclair and Meinhard Doelle … 27

Contaminated Site Liability in Saskatchewan: On the “Right Track” to Remediation?

  • J. Kelly Brown … 55

Better Government: The Value of Environmental Management Systems in Achieving Policy Objectives

  • James Hartshorn … 99

Implementing the Fisheries Provisions of the Nunavut Claim: Re-Capturing the Resource?

  • Nigel Bankes … 141

Fish and Chips: Lessons from the East Coast for B.C. Forest Communities

  • Paula Ramsay … 205

Environmental Standard Setting and Children’s Health in Canada: Injecting Precaution into Risk Assessment

  • Theresa McClenaghan, Kathleen Cooper, Loren Vanderlinden, Paul Muldoon, Alan Abelson, Kapil Khatter, and Karyn Keenan … 245

Genetically Modified Crops in Canada: Rights and Wrongs

  • Jane Matthews Glenn … 281

Regulatory Solutions for GMOs in Europe: The Problem of Liability

  • Maria Lee … 311

Sowing the Seeds of Discontent? Australia’s New Gene Technology Act

  • Sharon Mascher .. 341

The Biosafety Protocol and the SPS Agreement: Conflicts and Dispute Resolution

  • Heather D. Heavin … 373

COMMENTARY

Asking the Dog the Guard the Puppy Chow: Three Objections to Environmental Voluntarism

  • Bruce Pardy … 129

Volume 11 (2001) 11 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Strengthening Environmental Assessment of Canadian Supported Mining Ventures in Developing Countries

  • Sara L. Seck … 1

The Major Deficiencies Remain: A Review of the Provisions and Limitations of Bill C-19, and Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

  • Robert B. Gibson … 83

Material Contribution to Risk and Causation in Toxic Torts

  • Lynda Collins … 105

International Trade in Hazardous Wastes and the Basel Convention

  • Alias Sanders and Peter Bowal … 143

A Review of Environmental Assessment in Ontario

  • Alan D. Levy … 173

The New Ontario Hazardous Waste Regulations of 2000: Waste Identification and Protection of the Environment

  • Joseph F. Castrilli … 285

Turf War: Municipal Powers, The Regulation of Pesticides and Hudson Decision

  • Marcia Valiante … 327

Everybody But Nobody: The Legal Regime for Drinking Water Management in Saskatchewan

  • Marie-Ann Bowden and Susan E. Ross … 361

Does International Law Mean Anything in Canadian Courts?

  • Elizabeth Brandon … 399

Volume 10 (2000) 10 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Andrew Royden Thompson, 1925 – 2000 – Environmental Lawyer, and March More

  • Alastair R. Lucas & Nigel D. Bankes … 1

An Evaluation of the Environmental Harmonization Initiative of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

  • Marshall Ogan … 15

Favouring the Higher Test: Contribution to Sustainability as the Central Criterion For Reviews and Decisions Under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

  • Robert B. Gibson … 39

Legal Implications of Decommissioning and Reclamation Plans for Potash Mine Sites in Saskatchewan

  • Greg Potter … 57

Voluntary Initiatives for Greenhouse Gas Reduction: The Legal Implications

  • Alastair R. Lucas … 89

Carbon Sinks and the Preservation of Old-Growth Forests Under the Kyoto Protocol

  • Dayna Nadine Scott … 105

Scoping Issues and Imposing Time Limits by Ontario’s Environment Minister at Environmental Assessment Hearings — A History and Case Study

  • Alan D. Levy … 147

Exporting Good Practices: Environmental Standards and the Export Development Corporation of Canada

  • Linda Nowlan … 207

Parks Legislation in Canada: A Comparison of the New Canada National Parks Act and Ontario’s Existing Provincial Parks Act

  • John Swaigen … 223

A Mouse that Could Roar: Issues for Consideration at the Appeal of the Harvard Oncomouse Case

  • Robert Lockhart … 237

A Theory of Compensation Under the Species at Risk Act, Bill C-5

  • H. Ian Rounthwaite … 259

CASE COMMENT

Are Conservation Goals and Aboriginal Rights Incompatible?

  • Lisa M. Shields … 187

COMMENTARY

Pesticide Law Reform Initiatives: An Update

  • Elaine L. Hughes … 195

A Comment by the Environmental Law Centre on the Use of Compensation under the Proposed Species at Risk Act

  • Brenda Heelan Powell … 283

British Columbia Case Highlights Differing Contaminated Sites Philosophies

  • Cindy Chiasson … 287

Volume 9 (1999) 9 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

ISO 14001 and Environmental Regulation

  • Douglas Taylor … 1

Canada’s Implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): The Effect of the Biodiversity Focus of International Environmental Law

  • Lynn P. Marshall … 31

The Increasing Importance in British Columbia of Local Governments in Environmental Regulation

  • Craig Godsoe … 55

McArthur River Uranium Mine Environmental Assessment Process

  • Helen Cotton … 71

Forest Management and Environmental Values: Ontario’s Old Growth Pinelands

  • Jamie Benidickson … 93

An International Investment Agreement and the Environment

  • Lee McIntosh … 119

Creating Liability Regimes for the Clean-up of Environmental Damage: The Literature

  • Nickie Vlavianos … 145

Environmental Impact Assessment and the Constitution: The Never-Ending Story

  • Judith Hanebury … 169

Sustaining Old Growth Pinelands in Ontario: Pathways to Reform

  • Jamie Benidickson … 199

Cause for Concern: An Overview of Approaches to the Causation Problem in Toxic Tort Litigation

  • Brenda Heelan Powell … 227

Playing With Fire – The Premature Release of Genetically Engineered Plants into the Canadian Environment

  • Bradley Mandrusiak … 259

Using Credit Trading to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Andrew Bachelder … 281

COMMENTARY

McArthur River Uranium Mine Environmental Assessment Process: Reply

  • Mark Wittrup … 299

Volume 8 (1998) 8 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

New Directions for Public Land Law

  • Steven A. Kennett … 1

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and the The Law

  • Robert Eden Astroff … 47

An Overview of the Issues with Respect to Voluntary Environmental Agreements

  • John Moffet and Francois Bregha … 63

Environmental Liability of Lenders, Receivers and Trustees in Bankruptcy Under the Nova Scotia Environment Act, and Proposed Reforms

  • Robert Kapanen … 95

In Search of Public Land Law in Alberta

  • Steven A. Kennett and Monique M. Ross … 131

Application of the Federal Regulatory Policy to Regulatory Decision-Making: The Curious Case of the 1995 PCB Waste Export Interim Order

  • Todd Weiler … 181

Evaluating Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Reforms

  • Marcia Valiante … 215

The Friends of the West Country Association v. Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Director, Marine Programs, Canadian Coast Guard — The Court’s Need to Know

  • Charalee F. Graydon … 265

Accessibility of Environmental Audit Reports: A New Business Privilege?

  • Michael E. Deturbide … 279

The Vires Defence in Prosecutions for Environmental Offences: Administrative Efficiency vs. The Right to a Fair Trial

  • Winston Anderson … 301

Economic Instruments and Environmental Policy in Canada

  • Russell J. Jutlah … 323

The Precautionary Principle in Environmental Policy in Canada: Elusive Rhetoric and First Embraces

  • David VanderZwaag … 355

Sustainable Development and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

  • Shauna Finlay … 377

BOOK REVIEW

Environmental Law

  • Marie-Ann Bowden … 127

Volume 7 (1996) 7 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Fashioning an Equitable Vision for Public Resource Protection and Development in Canada: The Public Trust Doctrine Revisited and Reconceptualized

  • John C. Maguire … 1

Le Régime Québécois actuel d’évaluation environnementale et les réformes envisagées

  • Pierre B. Meunier et Hélène V. Gagnon … 43

Impediments to Environment Quality and New Brunswick’s Clean Environment Act: An Argument for a New Statute

  • Neil J. Brennan … 93

Beyond Appletex: The Status of “Fairness” Litigation and the Challenges Posed by the Doctrine of “Fairness”

  • Jack D. Coop … 115

Legislative Options for Implementing the Precautionary Principle

  • John Moffet … 157

The Legal Framework of Information Management in Environmental Law and Policy: What Does It Mean for Industry?

  • Lila Barrera-Hernánez … 175

L’Adhésion du Chili à l’ALÉNA et la protection de l’environment: propositions conciliables ou incompatibles?

  • Laurie Sargent … 217

Private Rights and Public Concerns: The “Public Interest” in Alberta’s Environmental Management Regime

  • Neil J. Brennan … 243

Ontario’s Policy on Access to Environmental Evaluations: The Creation of Audit Privilege

  • Ramani Nadarajah … 311

The Basel Convention’s Complete Ban on Hazardous Waste Exports: Negotiating the Compatibility of Trade and the Environment

  • Nina Bombier … 325

Federal Strategic Environment Assessment: Towards a Legal Framework

  • Stephen Hzell and Hugh Benevides … 349

The Public Trust Doctrine in Canada

  • Barbara von Tigrestrom … 379

PRACTICE NOTE

Environmental Consultant’s Liability

  • Steven J. Ferner … 403

Volume 6 (1996) 6 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

The Role of Law Reform in the Promotion of Sustainable Development

  • John Moffet and François Bregha … 1

Alberta’s 1995 Planning Legislation

  • P.S. Elder … 23

New Directions for Environmental Impairment Liability Insurance in Canada

  • Larry A. Reynolds … 89

The Scope of Liability and Exercise of Discretion in Recent Decision of the Ontario Environmental Appeal Board

  • Alan D. Levy … 223

“Directly Affected” and the Alberta Public Health Advisory and Appeal Board: Can the Public Nuisance Standing Rule Survive?

  • Jenny Scott … 275

CASE COMMENTS

Indemnification of Corporate Directors: R. v. Bata Industries Ltd.

  • Richard J. King … 59

Wildlife Outfitting Ruels Tested in the Territorial Court

  • John Donihee … 67

Public Access to Public Land: OH Ranch Ltd. v. Patton

  • James F. Maxwell … 213

Appletex: “Fairness” and the Protection of the Environment

  • Andrew J. Green … 303

PRACTICE NOTES

Can the New Amendments to the Federal Income Tax Act Promote Environmental Remediation? And Can Former Owners and Operators of Disposal Sites Claim Tax Deductions for Back Costs?

  • Christine Hung … 316

Environment, Law and the Internet

  • Elaine L. Hughes … 324

BOOK REVIEWS

Muir, Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements of the Northwest Territories: Implications for Land and Water Management

  • Steven Ferner … 81

Coburn and Manning, Toxic Real Estate Manual

  • Chris Lane … 85

Volume 5 (1995) 5 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Corporate Protector or Environmental Safeguard? The Emerging Role of the Environmental Audit

  • Michael E. Deturbide … 1

La Protection juridique contre l’agression sonore

  • Lorne Giroux … 23

Rapping at the Courthouse Door: Judicial Access for Environmental Advocates in the U.S. and Germany

  • Paul Stanton Kibel and Stefan Klinski … 59

Community Right to Know: Improving Public Information about Toxic Chemicals 

  • Nils Zimmerman, Michael M’Gonigle and Andrew Day … 95

Environmental Coverage Under Comprehensive General Liability Policies in Canada

  • Andrew R. Hudson and Jeffrey K. Friesen … 141

Consumer Behaviour and the Environment: An Environmental Law and Policy Approach 

  • Lila Barrera-Hernandez … 161

Pinstripes or Prison Stripes? The Liability of Corporations and Directors for Environmental Offences

  • Marie-Ann Bowden and Tim Quigley … 209

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act’s Transboundary Provisions: Trojan Horse or Paper Tiger?

  • Steven A. Kennett … 263

The Doctrine of Legitimate Expectation

  • Doreen Mueller … 291

CASE COMMENTS

L’infraction de pollution continue: L’entreposage et l’enfouissement de contaminants à la lumière de l’affaire Laidlaw

  • Paule Halley … 77

CEPA under Attack: Canada (Attorney General) v. Hydro-Quebec

  • Patrick Curley … 88

Latent Disease and the Duty to Defend: Triggering Liability Insurance

  • Bruce Pardy … 187

CEPA under Attack: Canada (Attorney General) v. Hydro-Quebec

  • Michael Gilbertson … 303

BOOK REVIEWS

Lomas & McEldowney, eds., Frontiers of Environmental Law

  • Lila Barrera-Hernandez … 194

Tilleman, ed., The Dictionary of Environmental Law

  • Bruce Pardy … 309

Volume 4 (1993) 4 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Back to the Future: Environmental Federalism in an Era of Sustainable Development

  • Michael A. Jaeger … 1

Environmental Regulation and Management by Local Public Authorities in Canada

  • Larry A. Reynolds … 41

Ecological Share: A Basis for Environmental Liability in Tort 

  • Bruce Pardy … 87

Recovery of Environmental Damages: A Matter of Survival

  • Harry J. Wruck, Q.C. … 143

Property Assessment of Contaminated Land in Alberta

  • E. Jane Sidnell … 231

Drawing Lines in the Quicksand

  • Teresa Meadows … 269

An Analysis of the Environmental Provision in the North American Free Trade Agreement 

  • Richard J. King … 299

PRACTICE NOTES

Environmental Offences and Vicarious Liability

  • Elaine L. Hughes … 105

Defences Relating to the Abuse of Government Authority

  • Elaine L. Hughes … 195

The Federal Environmental Assessment Process: A Practical Comparison of the EARP Guidelines Order and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

  • Joseph de Pencier … 329

CASE COMMENTS

Crown Disclosure in Environmental Prosecutions — R. v. Finline Circuits Ltd.

  • Katherine van Rensburg … 113

The Due Diligence Dfence and Continuing Discharges: R. v. Amoco Fabrics & Fibers Ltd.

  • Rick F. Coburn … 121

Environmental Audits and Privilege: The Courts Make Their Debut

  • Paul Edwards … 204

Dow Chemicals Found Liable for Herbicide Damage: Van Oirschot v. Dow

  • Brian O’Ferall … 214

The Contemptuous Mr. Doe

  • Cameron Ward … 344

COMMENTARY

Assisting in the Resolution of Environmental Issue — The Role of New Zealand’s Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment 

  • Marion B. Sanson … 127

BOOK REVIEWS

Instream Flow Protection and Alberta’s Water Resources Act: Legal Constraints and Considerations for Reform

  • Alfred Birch … 225

Environmental Auditing: The Challenge of the 1990s 

  • Paul Edwards … 228

Business Guide to Environmental Law

  • Wila Ingelson and Peter Bowal … 353

Volume 3 (1992) 3 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Back to the Future: Environmental Federalism in an Era of Sustainable Development

  • Michael A. Jaeger … 1

Environmental Regulation and Management by Local Public Authorities in Canada

  • Larry A. Reynolds … 41

Ecological Share: A Basis for Environmental Liability in Tort

  • Bruce Pardy … 87

PRACTICE NOTES

Environmental Offences and Vicarious Liability

  • Elaine L. Hughes … 105

CASE COMMENTS

Crown Disclosure in Environmental Prosecutions – R. v. Fineline Ciruits Ltd.

  • Katherine van Rensburg … 113

The Due Diligence Defence and Continuing Discharges: R. v. Amoco Fabrics & Fibers Ltd.

  • Rick F. Cobrun … 121

COMMENTARY

Assisting in the Resolution of Environmental Issues — The Role of New Zealand’s Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

  • Marion B. Sanson … 127

Volume 2 (1991) 2 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

The “Conservation and Reclamation” Provisions of the Proposed Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act 

  • Brian O’Ferrall … 1

L’approche législatif: ses tendances et ses limites selon l’experience du Québec

  • Lorne Giroux … 55

Reflections on Environmental Restoration

  • Dianne Saxe … 77

PRACTICE NOTES

Environmental Law Developments Affecting Ontario’s Mining Industry

  • Heather A. Frawley … 107

COMMENTARY

Commentary

  • Roger Cotton and Robert Mansell … 117

Volume 1 (1990) 1 J. Env. L. & Prac.

ARTICLES

Confidentiality in Environmental Auditing

  • Paul Edwards … 1

Government Response to Environmental Issues: Institutional Inadequacies and Capacity for Change

  • Elaine L. Hughes … 51

Powerlines and Health: A Regulatory and Judicial Dilemma

  • Larry A. Reynolds … 67

The Impact of Prosecution of Corporations and Their Officers and Directors upon Regulatory Compliance by Corporations

  • Dianne Saxe … 91

PRACTICE NOTES

A Private Prosecution in Alberta —A Painful Process

  • Ian Cartwright … 110

CASE COMMENTS

Tock v. St. John’s Metropolitan Area Board: The Defence of Statutory Authority Revisited

  • Elizabeth J. Swanson … 116

BOOK REVIEWS

Environmental Approvals in Canada

  • David R. Percy … 122

Enforcing Environment Law: A Guide to Private Prosecution

  • Paul Edwards … 127

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