Federal Legislation and Common Law Aspects of Environmental Problems in Canada
AbstractBecause of the ever increasing concern of mankind over the protection of his environment, greater emphasis has been placed, both in legislation and in the development of the common law, on providing answers and remedies to the problem of pollution. In this survey of the law, the author lists and discusses the Federal legislation which applies to the problem of pollution control. The discussion is broken into six topics, each dealing with particular geographical area of Canada, including one on air pollution. Particular emphasis is put on legislation respecting pollution of waters by the resource industries. Following that, the author discusses six possible remedies available at common law, with particular reference to nuisance actions. The author concludes that tlie legislative field is likely to be the most productive of solutions.
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