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Law Environmental

Environment in the Courtroom

edited by Alan Ingelson

University of Calgary Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
Environmental, Evidence, Courts, Environmental Conservation & Protection
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    Oct 2022
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Canadian environmental law is a dynamic and exciting area that is playing an increasingly important role in furthering sustainable development policy. Environmental law has distinctive relevant principles, operating procedures, implications, and importance in comparison with other areas of law, and these distinctions must be appreciated both within the legal community and by all those who are concerned with the way that courts handle environmental cases.

Environment in the Courtroom provides extensive insight into Canadian environmental law. Covering key environmental concepts and the unique nature of environmental damage, environmental prosecutions, sentencing and environmental offences, evidentiary issues in environmental processes and hearings, issues associated with site inspections, investigations, and enforcement, and more, this collection has the potential to make make a significant difference at the level of understanding and practice.

Containing perspective and insight from experienced and prominence Canadian legal practitioners and scholars, Environment in the Courtroom addresses the Canadian provinces and territories and provides context by comparison to the United States and Australia. No other collection covers these topics so comprehensively. This is an essential reference for all those interested in Canadian environmental law.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Allan Ingelson is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary. His research focuses on regulation of the Canadian and international energy and mining sectors.


With Contributions By: Paul Adams, Natasha Affolder, Andrea C. Akelaitis, Peter Boxall, Giorilyn Bruno, James Bunting, Cindy Chiasson, John S.G. Clark, John D. Cliffe, Lynda Collins, Jack D. Coop, Charles-Emmanuel Côté, Peter Craig, Pierre-Olivier DesMarchais, Adam Driedzic, Erin Eacott, Jennifer Fairfax, James D. Flagal, Shaun Fluker, Hadley Friedland, Paule Halley, Charles Hatt, Brenda Heelan Powell, Nicholas R. Huges, Alex Ikejiani, Allan E. Ingelson, Asha James, Meredith James, Albert Koehl, David Laidlaw, Jonathan Leo, Gary A. Letcher, Alastair Lucas, Fred Maefs, Sharon Mascher, Mac McAree, Paul McCulloch, Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Susan McRory, Danielle Meulemean, Terri-Lee Oleniuk, Martin Olszyanski, Katia Opalka, Jean Piette, Sarah Powell, Phillip Saunders, Monika A. Sawicka, Dianne Saxe, Cheryl Sharvit, Anand Srivastava, Barry Stuart, John Swaigen, Chris Tollefson, Ronda M. Vanderhoek, Jasmine van Schouwen, Nickie Nikolaou, Michael Weing, and Robert Woon

Editorial Reviews

This seminal collection has the potential to make a significant difference at the level of understanding and practice . . . an essential and unreservedly recommended reference for all those interested in Canadian environmental law
- Carl Logan, Midwest Book Review