03: Environmental Law (Dianne Saxe) - March 18, 2015

On episode 3 of Lawyered, we’re going green and chatting with environmental lawyer, Dr. Dianne Saxe.

Topics include: climate change, polluted lands, and environmental personal liability.

Full Episode (32:32) DOWNLOAD

1. The Legal Side of Climate Change (11:43) DOWNLOAD
Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper, 2015

2. Polluted Lands: Not in My Backyard? (11:41) DOWNLOAD
Berendsen vs. Ontario, 2009 ONCA 845
Smith v. Inco Limited, 2011 ONCA 628
St. Lawrence Cement Inc. v. Barrette, 2008 SCC 64

3. Environmental Liability: This Time, It’s Personal (11:19) DOWNLOAD
R. v. Bata Industries Ltd., [1992] O.J. No. 326
Rocha v. Director, Ministry of the Environment


About the Guest:

Dr. Dianne Saxe, Ph.D. in Law, was Toronto’s first Environmental Lawyer of the Year, according to Best Lawyers, and is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. One of the world’s top 25 environmental lawyers, according to Best of the Best, 2008. At the time of this recording, she led an environmental law boutique in Toronto.

Her core practice areas: brownfields, due diligence, compliance, enforcement, approvals, green energy and climate change. She is a widely published and respected lawyer, who is regularly consulted by governments, business, individuals and environmental groups.

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