The Supreme Court of Canada's affirmation of the existence of public environmental rights in Canadian Forest Products v. B. C. is the latest in a long line of authority·recognizing the existence of public rights in respect of the natural environment.
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The BC Ministry of Environment is currently conducting a review of the Wildlife Act, with the intention of introducing a series of amendments to modernize the Act. West Coast Environmental Law has reviewed the Discussion Paper prepared by Ministry staff as part of this Review.
West Coast Environmental Law receives many pesticide-related queries each year. Members of the public are concerned about the risks of commercial and home pesticide use in our communities and they want to know what avenues are available to them to counter the threats posed by these toxins.