Introduction to Environmental Law in Manitoba


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  • Session 1
    April 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Session 2
    April 27, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Session 3
    May 4, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

The course will provide an overview of the Canadian legal framework including the history of environmental law, basic purpose and nature of environmental law, and how laws are made.  It will include a detailed examination of the regulatory framework for environmental law in Manitoba with a focus on Environmental Assessment, The Environment Act, The Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act, The Contaminated Sites Remediation Act and The Waste Reduction and Prevention Act.

Session 1 – Introduction to Environmental Law

This session will provide a broad overview of environmental law.  You will learn the larger context in which environmental law exists, how your work interfaces with environmental law, the key environmental laws in Manitoba, a brief discussion on sectoral laws and where to go for additional resources.

Session 2 – Environmental Assessment and Contaminate Land

This session will include an overview of the history and future trends in environmental assessment.  Topics will include Crown Land Management, Protected Species, Parks and Protected Spaces, Watershed Planning and Urban Planning.  The session will close with a detailed discussion on contaminated lands and the regulatory process in Manitoba pursuant to contaminated sites legislation.

Session 3 – Environmental Approvals Process and Operation, Compliance and Enforcement

This session will describe the various triggers to require, and process for obtaining, an environmental approval in Manitoba.  The discussion will then proceed to requirements and obligations of a regulated development or facility and how to ensure you are in compliance with your approval.

Who should take this course – The course is aimed at recent college and university graduates (under 5 years of industry experience) who work in the environmental industry sectors.  The course may also be of interest to industry professionals with a workplace safety and health orientation and who are involved in broader environmental issues as part of their work.