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Special Guest – Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
November 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Dianne Saxe, will provide an overview of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights. She will also discuss topics from her recent annual reports, with an update of the government’s progress on environmental protection and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The Environmental Commission of Ontario is a bridge between the public and the government on environmental issues.
Before her appointment, Commissioner Saxe was one of Canada’s most respected and best-loved environmental lawyers, with 40 years’ experience in environmental and energy law and litigation. After 14 years in the Ontario public service, plus experience in two major Bay Street law firms, she ran one of Canada’s top environmental law boutique law firms for 25 years. A Certified Specialist, Commissioner Saxe was recognized in every Canadian and international legal rating service, and as one of the world’s top 25 environmental lawyers by Best of the Best, 2008. She was Canada’s leading author on environmental law, through her books, columns and envirolaw.com blog, and Toronto’s first Environmental Lawyer of the Year. She received numerous other tributes, including Ontario Bar Association Distinguished Service Award and Osgoode Hall Lifetime Achievement Gold Key. Skilled writer and public speaker, with unparalleled experience writing, interpreting, and litigating Ontario’s environmental laws.
Free. All welcome. Meet & greet at 7 pm. Contact Lou lou.mitton628@g