In this webinar, lawyer Margot Venton explains how, even though there’s a pandemic going on, Ecojustice’s nature team is busier than ever. You’ll hear how she and her team are challenging risky oil and gas exploration, urging government to give critically-endangered Southern Resident killer whales a fighting chance at survival, and defending nature and biodiversity by pushing for stronger laws.
When we’re on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic, what will #BetterThanNormal look like for Canada and our environment? We explore that very question in Ecojustice’s #BetterThanNormal conversation series.
This series came about in response to the many questions we received from supporters asking Ecojustice team to weigh in on the post-pandemic future. Are we preparing to defend against potential environmental law rollbacks? What are we doing to make sure the climate emergency stays at the top of the political agenda? How do we make sure conversations about economic recovery account for the needs of nature?
Tune into these exclusive conversations with Ecojustice’s program directors and get an inside look at how we’re adapting our strategies to address these concerns and ensure Canada comes out of the coronavirus pandemic #BetterThanNormal.
Margot Venton started to volunteer with Ecojustice as a researcher on some of the organization’s earliest cases while still in law school. She went on to work as a summer student and articling student before being called to the bar in 1998. Margot become an Ecojustice staff lawyer that same year.
During her career at Ecojustice, Margot’s work has included a vast array of issues from harlequin ducks to the oil sands to B.C.’s at-risk orca populations. She also played a leading role in the creation of Ecojustice’s national sewage report cards, a high profile report series that outlines the performance of Canadian cities in dealing with sewage waste. Her current work focuses on Canada’s right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment, including the release of Restoring the Balance – a report and toolkit for providing environmental rights to British Columbians.