Amplifying Voices: Getting Involved in Environmental Decisions
Throughout Canada, decision-making on environmentally impactful project proposals is subject to regulatory processes through which members of the public are invited to voice their concerns or support for a given proposal. Depending on the process, becoming involved can be a significant and daunting undertaking. In this webinar, speakers Anna Johnston and Gloria Desorcy share their expertise on the challenges and opportunities that are presented by involving oneself in environmental regulatory processes.
Gloria Desorcy is Executive Director of the Manitoba branch of the Consumer’s Association of Canada. Gloria has worked as a consumer educator, researcher and advocate for more than 30 years. She has led interventions from the consumer perspective, in proceedings before the Manitoba Public Utilities Board, the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission, the CRTC, and the National Energy Board.
Anna Johnston, BA, LLB, is a staff lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law, where she works on environmental impact assessment, cumulative effects, and climate law. She co-chairs the Environmental Planning and Assessment Caucus of the Canadian Environmental Network and is a member of the Minister’s Advisory Council appointed to advise the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change in implementing the Impact Assessment Act.