BOOK RELEASE: Environmental Law Text

September 30, 2013

The ELC is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of Canada’s leading environmental law text book written by former ELC Executive Director Chris Tollefson and co-author Professor Meinhard Doelle. This text is used as the principal teaching material for environmental law in most Canadian law schools.

Despite the recent repeal of many federal environmental laws, the second edition is almost 60% larger than the first edition. Significant new material and analysis is included on a variety of important topics including the constitutional division of powers, the Smith v. Inco litigation, recent Fisheries Act and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act reforms, emerging Species At Risk Act case law, and developments in climate change and carbon law.

In this new edition, Professors Doelle and Tollefson provide a fully updated and much expanded treatise that will be useful to students, practitioners and environmental professionals alike. It includes a comprehensive collection of cases, articles, commentary, notes and questions and covers a broad range of topics, including:


  • International Environmental Law
  • The Common Law
  • Jurisdiction over the Environment
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Judicial Review of Environmental Decision-making
  • Federal Environmental Assessment
  • Parks and Protected Areas
  • Species Protection
  • Climate Change

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