Danielle Gallant
 

Danielle Gallant

Lawyer

Danielle is a member of the Quebec Bar as well as the Law Society of Ontario and is fluently bilingual. She holds a Licentiate in Civil Law (LL.L.) and an Honours Bachelor in International Development and Globalization (B.Soc.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, where she graduated summa cum laude. She also completed her Master’s in Global Sustainability and Environmental Law (LL.M.) at the same university, during which she focused her research on the human rights impacts of environmental issues and on climate change litigation.

As a member of Ecojustice’s Climate Change team, Danielle has worked on several prominent constitutional files. She is part of the legal team representing seven youth against the Government of Ontario for weakening its climate target for 2030, which threatens the youngest generations’ fundamental rights under the Charter. She was also involved in the reference cases surrounding the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act and is working on a judicial review of a project approval relating to the Goldboro LNG project in Nova Scotia. She is also counsel on a legal challenge to Quebec’s mining regime, which allows for the registration of mining claims on Indigenous territory without consultation.

Last updated: September 7, 2022

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