Ecojustice Blog – Climate Posted on June 28, 2019 (updated: July 13, 2020)

Victory! Doug Ford handed another “L” on climate

Devon PageLawyer
Paddlers canoeing on lake in Ontario
Photo by OakleyOriginals, via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Today we’re celebrating another major court victory for the climate and for Canadians.

In a judgment handed down this morning, the Ontario Court of Appeal rejected Premier Doug Ford’s attempts to derail nationally-coordinated efforts to combat climate change and confirmed the federal government has the power to defend Canadians from climate breakdown.

For more on today’s decision and what it means for the climate and for Canadians, check out this statement from Alan Andrews, Ecojustice climate director. ​

Today’s victory comes on the heels of an earlier decision from the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, which — in a judicial first — found that “climate change is doubtless an emergency in the sense that it presents a genuine threat to Canada.”

Thanks to the generous support of people like you, Ecojustice lawyers intervened in both sets of proceedings.  And that’s not all you’re helping us do – here’s a peek at what else we’ll be working on during the summer months:

Thank you for standing with us.

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