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Environmental Law

Environmental Legislation

Environmental law is a highly regulated area of law governed by a plethora of federal and provincial legislation. When researching in the area of environmental law, particular care should be taken to ensure that no pertinent legislation has been overlooked.

For a comprehensive list of federal and provincial environmental statutes and regulations see Canadian Environmental Law, (2nd Edition) Call number: KF 3775 A6C35 1991.

Updating and Noting Up Legislation

When working with legislation, it is important to check to see if the legislation has been recently amended. A good starting place for updating BC legislation online is BC Laws. For Federal legislation start with the Justice Laws website

You may also want to see if a court has interpreted any legislation sections you are using. You can note up your legislation using any of the three main case law databases (CanLII, WestlawNext Canada, or LexisNexis Quicklaw) or can use an annotated statute such as  Canadian Environmental Assessment Act : an annotated guide.

For further guidance on updating and noting up legislation see the Legal Research and Writing guide.

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