Five-lined skink © Noah Cole
Wednesday January 13, 2015
TORONTO – Ecojustice lawyers will appear in court this week to challenge a decision to gut species at risk legislation in Ontario.
The lawyers, representing Ontario Nature and Wildlands League, will argue that the Ontario government undermined the Endangered Species Act when it made Ontario Regulation 176/13. The regulation allows major industries, such as forestry and mining developments, to avoid strict standards intended to protect at-risk species and their habitats.
The groups are available immediately by phone and in person tomorrow morning on the Courthouse steps (or inside by Courtroom 3 if weather inclement) to describe the lawsuit and answer questions. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 3.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 14 @ 12 noon
Where: Ontario Divisional Court – Osgoode Hall (Courtroom 3)
130 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario
For more information, please contact:
- Charles Hatt, Staff Lawyer | Ecojustice
- John Hassell, Communications Manager | Ontario Nature
- Anna Baggio, Director, Conservation Planning | Wildlands League