Climate Liability in Canada

M. Doelle, D. Mahony and A. Smith, Chapter 19: 'Canada' in R. Lord et al (eds) Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

31 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2012 Last revised: 23 Nov 2012

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Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; World Maritime University (WMU); Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute

Dennis Mahony

Torys LLP

Alex Smith

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

The paper considers a variety of sources of potential climate liability in Canada. Sources considered include the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, jurisdictional issues, aboriginal rights, the public trust, judicial review of regulatory decisions, tort principles of such as nuisance, negligence, and strict liability, securities litigation, legislative issues under federal and provincial legislation, such as species at risk Acts, environmental assessment processes, and the role of public international law in climate litigation in Canada. Various opportunities to petition national and international institutions on climate issues are also identified.

Keywords: climate change, liability, Canada

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard and Mahony, Dennis and Smith, Alex, Climate Liability in Canada (2010). M. Doelle, D. Mahony and A. Smith, Chapter 19: 'Canada' in R. Lord et al (eds) Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2173225

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute ( email )

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Dennis Mahony

Torys LLP ( email )

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Box 270, TD Centre
Toronto, NY Ontario M5K 1N2
Canada

Alex Smith

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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