SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Inform. Sustain. Advocate.
INFORM.
We provide education about environmental laws and raise awareness about legal issues that affect our environment.
SUSTAIN.
We believe in maintaining the environment for current and future generations.
ADVOCATE.
We strive to work with policy- and law-makers, as well as politicians, to help ensure that our province has the strongest, most effective laws in place to protect our environment.

Why We’re Here

We are a group of lawyers, students, and members of the general public who use the power of the law to protect our environment. With a focus primarily on Saskatchewan, we intend to educate the public about environmental law issues and encourage our government to uphold and put in place the most effective environmental laws.

LATEST ARTICLES

Using By-laws to Foster Sustainability in Municipalities
SUMMARY   We review the iconic environmental law case, 114957 Canada Ltée (Spraytech, Société d’arrosage) v Hudson (Town), 2001 SCC 40 (Spraytech), in which the courts affirm...
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Climate Change and the Defence of Necessity: Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC v Mivasair, 2019 BCSC 50
SUMMARY  This article summarizes the use of the defence of necessity in climate change litigation following the Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC v Mivasair, 2019 BCSC 50 decision.IntroductionThe...
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Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd., 2019 SCC 5
SUMMARY   This is article summarizes the landmark "Redwater" decision (Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton, 2019 SCC 5), in which the Supreme Court of Canada...
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CASE BRIEFS

Urgenda Foundation v The State of the Netherlands, HA ZA 13-1396 (2015)
Original Decision SUMMARY The State of the Netherlands (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment) has...
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Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, 2019 SKCA 40
Original Decision SUMMARY In response to the Government of Saskatchewan's (GOVSK) reference question regarding the...
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Castonguay Blasting Ltd. v Ontario (Environment), 2013 SCC 52
Original Decision SUMMARY Castonguay Blasting Ltd. as appellant ("C-A") is convicted of failing to report...
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