Earth Month is here and with it a whole bunch of exciting stuff is happening at Ecojustice. We’ve got the long-awaited reform to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act still to come. In the meantime, we’ve just celebrated the House of Commons passing Bill C-226 which, once it receives Royal Assent, will become the first-ever federal law to tackle environmental racism!
Read The Scuba News Article on Young Ontarians in Court for Historic Charter Climate Case
As I write, we’re also expecting the verdict on our youth-led climate lawsuit against the Ford government any day now. No matter what happens, Sophia, Zoe, Shaelyn, Alex, Shelby, Madi, and Beze — backed by Ecojustice lawyers — have already made legal history.
Theirs is the first climate lawsuit based on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to reach a full hearing in any Canadian court. Win or lose, these young people have brought the issue of climate change on youth and future generations to the forefront of the national debate.