Red Chris Mine Intervention

In 2009, CELA lawyers represented six environmental groups which intervened in an important appeal (MiningWatch v. Canada) before the Supreme Court of Canada. The case focused on public participation rights and project-scoping powers under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA).  The Court released its decision in January 2010, and unanimously agreed with MiningWatch and the environmental intervenors that federal authorities cannot piecemeal (or split) large-scale industrial projects into smaller components in order to avoid undertaking comprehensive studies required under CEAA. The Government of Canada has posted on-line information about measures it will be taking to comply with the Supreme Court's decision.

Title:Proposed Intervenors' Memorandum of Argument re: MiningWatch Canada and Red Chris Development Ltd.
Resource Type:Legal Submissions
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:10
Date authored:May 2009
Author/s:Richard Lindgren, Andrew Gage
Author Organization:CELA and West Coast Environmental Law
Title:Factum of the Interveners re: MiningWatch Canada and Red Chris Development Ltd.
Resource Type:Legal Submissions
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:60
Date authored:August 2009
Author/s:Kaitlyn Mitchell, Richard Lindgren
Author Organization:CELA
Title:Affidavit of Theresa McClenaghan re: MiningWatch Canada and Red Chris Development Ltd.
Resource Type:Legal Submissions
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:29
Date authored:May 2009
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:CELA

Title:Supreme Court of Canada Decision re: MiningWatch Canada and Red Chris Development Ltd.

Citation: MiningWatch Canada v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans) 2010 SCC2

Docket: 32797

Resource Type:Legal Decision
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:44
Date authored:January 2010
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
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