A special presentation will be offered during the CSEB’s Annual General Meeting on February 28, 2018. Join us for the AGM and special presentation by John Donihee of Willms and Shier Environment, Indigenous and Energy Law.
Abstract: The Precautionary Principle is intended to protect the environment when decisions must be made in the absence of scientific certainty. This principle has been widely and inconsistently applied in Canada by decision-makers ranging from environmental tribunals and decision-makers to our Courts. This presentation will review the adoption and application of the principle in Canadian law and environmental decisions. It will describe the use of the principle in Australia and New Zealand and argue that a more systematic and rigorous approach is needed to ensure that environmental protection results from the application of the principle in Canada.
The presentation will be held at 1pm Pacific/3pm Central/ 5pm Atlantic Standard Time, followed by the AGM at about 2pm Pacific/4pm Central/6pm Atlantic. Members and interested colleagues are welcome to attend both!
This webinar can now be viewed in the CSEB Webinar Archives.