Environmental Law & Regulation

Environmental protection is dependent on good legislation and effective compliance at federal, provincial, and municipal levels.

In 2016 the federal government initiated a review of the federal environmental assessment review process. Read SES’s submission to the review panel here.

In 2019, SES made an application to intervene in the Supreme Court of Canada case addressing the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas Pricing Pollution Act. This case initially began because the governments of Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta challenged the federal government’s legal power to enact a minimum national standard for pricing greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to mitigate climate change. You can find our press release here.

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society continues to regularly monitor and review changes in these systems.