ENV422H1 Environmental Law Paul Muldoon
Survey the concepts of Law
Office Hours for TA
Did the proposal allow you to adequately response to it if you want to
By the end of September you should have an idea of your paper!!
3 of the study questions are exam questions
Review each area of the course
Reading list on Blackboard
How Environmental Law progress
What is criminal law, what is civil law, what’s the court, tribunal
Federal Government and Province – both government share power over the regulation
– Who has power to deal with this issue?
o Canada is an amalgam jurisdiction of different body
How the environment is regulated
o Tar sands? All companies need approval by the government
o Is the law enforced?
o If your neighbour polluted your area…
o Guest Lecture
o Rule of natural justice and fairness: in our relationship between authorities
The unfair circumstances between the authority and people
International Environmental Law
Introduction to Land use Planning
Study Questions (pre-read the questions and study about them)
Readings: up to p.38
Download the stuff of assignment and read the requirements of the assignment Lecture
Deals with everything, any aspect of law, every area of law, “regulation of the control of
Allocation of public natural resources for private use
o National debt, Budget, deficit and taxes, public tax
o Great lake – public resource, 99% non-renewable, 20% of the world’s fresh
o Natural resource is public, we allocate to people, take water to people
o Who owns this? Who is allocating this? (Government?) On what basis are they
allocating this? (Flip a Coin?) Who participate?
o Transparency of decision is still on emerging stages – costs are high
o Private use – we need private industry to ensure our quality of life, not in a
o Purpose: to reflect what it is, what our values are; or is it to promote a new
vision and inspire to them?
Phase I – Early Development
Common law rights – nuisance (not environmental problems, but property disputes
over natural resources)
Public health legislation
1895 Fisheries Act – prohibition against discharge deleterious substances
Water/ sewage – control of disease
o At that time there was no environmental law until WWII, no control on sewage,
sanitation and drinking water system etc.
Various legislation to limit rights to sue (mining)
Phase II – Post WWII – to 1970 – Birt