Upcoming webinar

The right to a healthy environment

Why now is Canada’s time to act

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 1 p.m. PT | 4 p.m. ET.

You are invited to a special Q&A session on how legal recognition of the right to a healthy environment can better protect the people and places we love.

In April, the federal government introduced a bill to modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, a cornerstone law intended to protect our communities and our bodies from dangerous pollution and exposure to toxic chemicals. If passed, Bill C-28 would also become the first federal law to recognize your right to a healthy environment.

Bill C-28 is Canada’s opportunity to catch up to the 156 UN member states that have already recognized the legal right to a healthy environment in their constitutions, laws, court decisions or regional treaties.

Together, we’ll explore what the right to a healthy environment means, why enshrining this right in Canadian law is urgent and necessary, and how it can impact the day-to-day lives and health of people living in Canada.

Speakers:
Dr. David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and environment
Dr. Elaine MacDonald, Ecojustice’s healthy communities program director
Dr. Jane McArthur, toxics campaign director at CAPE
Ecojustice’s Caitlin Urquhart will moderate this timely discussion

Webinar recordings

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Here’s your chance to get the inside scoop on Ecojustice’s legal challenge of Premier Jason Kenney’s biased public inquiry into “Anti-Albertan” activities. Get ready to deepen your understanding of the public inquiry, the political landscape in which it took root, and Ecojustice’s efforts to quash it.  

#GenClimateAction: How youth-led litigation is making Canadian legal history

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This conversation features key figures in Ecojustice’s most ambitious climate lawsuit to date. You’ll hear directly from lawyers Danielle Gallant and Spencer Bass in conversation with two of the young climate activists — Shaelyn Wabeijig and Zoe Keary-Matnzer — that Ecojustice is backing in a Charter case against the Ontario government for its failure to take action on the climate crisis. 

Achieving net-zero: How a climate accountability law can get us there

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Watch this special Q&A session and find out how a strong, new climate law will get us to net-zero by 2050 while aiding a just recovery and recognizing Indigenous voices. You’ll also gain practical tips on how to hold your elected leaders to account for climate action.

Road to the Supreme Court of Canada: Our climate future on the line

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This exclusive conversation takes you behind-the-scenes with Ecojustice lawyers as they prepared to appear before the Supreme Court of Canada in a landmark hearing that will decide the fate of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act — and climate action in Canada. 

Fight for healthier communities: The role of strong laws in protecting Canadians

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Join Dr. Elaine MacDonald to get an inside view on how Ecojustice’s healthy communities team is challenging all levels of government to defend Canadians’ right to a healthy environment, pushing to modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and fighting off opportunistic attempts to deregulate environmental protection under the cover of the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about Elaine here.

Defending nature: Standing up for wildlife and natural spaces

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Join Margot Venton to get the scoop on how, even though there’s a pandemic going on, Ecojustice’s nature team is busier than ever with efforts to challenge risky oil and gas exploration that puts the environment at risk, urging government to give critically-endangered Southern Resident killer whales a fighting chance at survival, and pushing for strong laws that defend nature and biodiversity. Learn more about Margot here. 

There is no plan(et) B: The fight for strong climate action in Canada

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Post-coronavirus, we’ll still be in a climate emergency. Join climate program director Alan Andrews  in conversation with lawyer Julia Croome and Ecojustice client Alex Neufeldt — for an exclusive update on Ecojustice’s work advocating for new, sorely-needed climate laws at the federal level, challenging carbon-intensive infrastructure, and backing seven courageous young people as they fight for their futures in our biggest climate litigation to date. Learn more about AlanJulia and Alex.

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