The Pursuit of Environmental Justice in the McLachlin Court
Nathalie J. Chalifour and Gavin Smith, The Pursuit of Environmental Justice in the McLachlin Court, in Sanda Rogers and Sheila McIntyre eds., The Supreme Court of Canada and Social Justice: Commitment, Retrenchment or Retreat (LexisNexis, 2010).
24 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Date Written: 2010
This paper examines the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Canada under Chief Justice McLachlin in terms of its implications for environmental justice. It examines specifically how the Court’s decisions influence the promotion of environmental justice, the government’s role as a trustee for environmental values, access to justice (in the environmental context), participatory decision-making, and the precautionary principle.
Keywords: Environmental justice, Supreme Court of Canada, access to justice, precautionary principle, trustee for environmental values, procedural rights
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