[Sust-mar] Upcoming Environmental Law Events

Tamara Lorincz nsen at cen-rce.org
Fri Jul 3 15:22:58 EDT 2009

Two Upcoming Environmental Law Events





Friday, July 10

12:00-2:00 PM

Weldon Law School, 5151 University Avenue, room 104

A light lunch will be provided please RSVP.


The Nova Scotia Environmental Network's Environmental Law & Policy Caucus and the East Coast Environmental Law are holding a briefing on Contaminated Sites in Nova Scotia and Environmental Defence's new Environmental Legal Scorecard National Scorecard. John Briggs the Executive Director of the Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia will be present to discuss the recent release of the commissions Discussion Paper on Contaminates Site in Nova Scotia - comments are due by mid-July. Copies of the report are available here: http://www.lawreform.ns.ca/Downloads/ContaminatedSites_DIS.pdf

Please come out to this important meeting and ensure that your voice is heard during the process of reforming contaminated sites legislation in Nova Scotia. For more information: www.nsen.ca <http://www.nsen.ca/>  





Neighbourhood Watch: Bringing a Private Prosecution in Nova Scotia


Monday, July 27, 2009: Annapolis Royal

9:00 AM-4:00PM Annapolis Royal Fire Hall, 5 Saint Anthony St


Tuesday, July 28, 2009: Halifax

9:00AM-4:00 PM Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue

Dalhousie University


Wednesday, July 29, 2009: Sydney

9:00AM-4:00PM Southend Community Centre, 28 Hillview Ave


Workshop Description: This workshop is open to all environmental groups and concerned citizens of Nova Scotia who wish to learn about enforcing environmental legislation through prosecution.  The workshop will be lead by renowned environmental lawyer Doug Chapman.


Workshop Presenter: Doug Chapman is a revered prosecutor of polluters and one of Canada?s most

significant environmental fixtures in the last 30 years.  He began defending criminal cases as a lawyer in Ontario in 1964, and in 1986 he was employed by the Minister of the Attorney General in Ontario and assigned to the Ministry of the Environment as a government environmental prosecutor.  One of his most notable successes included obtaining the first Canadian jail sentence for a polluter (George Crowe).  In 1993 he commenced his association with the Sierra Legal Defence Fund (SLDF) working in Vancouver and in Toronto as an environmental investigator and private prosecutor.  He has since directed the

gathering of evidence  and the preparation of the prosecution briefs in 14 private environmental prosecutions in British Columbia and in Ontario.


Cost:  student $25    regular $35    government and law firms $55


Please register by Monday, July 20, 2009.  Early Bird Registration: register by Monday, July 6 and save $5! ECELAW acknowledges funding from the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia and Mountain Equipment Co-op. For more information please call (902) 454-2198 ext. 107 or email

workshop at ecelaw.ca <mailto:workshop at ecelaw.ca>  Visit us online: ECELAW www.ecelaw.ca


Tamara Lorincz
Executive Director (NSEN)
Nova Scotia Environmental Network 
55 Willowbend Ct. 
Halifax, NS Canada B3M 3L3
Phone: 902-454-6846
Fax: 902-454-6841
Email: nsen at cen-rce.org 
Web Site: www.nsen.ca <https://www.cen-rce.org/exchange/www.nsen.ca> 
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