Submission to the Special Legislative Committee on Reforming the Police Act prepared on behalf of Raincoast Conservation.
Indigenous Guardians monitor and protect the lands and waters on their territory. They are the “eyes and ears” of a First Nation on the ground. Guardians monitor the activities of resources users, enforce federal, provincial, and Indigenous laws, gather data >
Before the global pandemic shifted focus, what are viewed as “protests” under Canadian law but are the exercise of Indigenous jurisdiction and responsibilities were gaining momentum with multiple blockades and other acts of protest across the country in support of >
The provincial government enacted the new Environmental Assessment Act in November 2018, and it is currently developing regulations and policies before the bill comes into force. The ELC is collaborating with West Coast Environmental Law and other environmental groups to >
Report and letter prepared for the Fairmining Collaborative (read related story)
ELC report, prepared for DeSmog Canada, calling for sweeping modernization of Canadian charitable law. Current rules in Canada around “political activities” are ambiguous and confusing, and the penalties for breaking the rules are too harsh. Click here for more information.
October 15, 2014 Victoria, BC – The ELC filed a submission today asking the provincial government to rethink part of the draft legislation in their White Paper on the Societies Act. Focussed on a section that may encourage SLAPP-like law suits >
Victoria, BC – The ELC asked BC’s Information & Privacy Commissioner today to investigate the provincial government’s refusal to release documents related to the Mount Polley tailings dam collapse. In an apparent systematic series of breaches of the Freedom of >
Protecting School Children from Natural Gas Wells and Pipelines ELC Home December 12, 2013 The ELC and lawyer Tim Thielmann asked Premier Clark today to protect children who go to school in areas surrounded by gas wells and pipelines. Acting >
Working with Democracy Watch and ELC staff, ELC student Clayton Greenwood requested that the Federal Information Commissioner investigate the apparent systematic efforts by the Government of Canada to obstruct the right of the media – and through them, the Canadian >