Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, to speak at York University

The Osgoode Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic is pleased to co-present a public lecture by Dianne Saxe, renowned environmental lawyer and Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), on Monday, September 19, 3:30-4:30 pm, at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Room 2003. RSVP is required.

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Dianne will speak on "Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights: A Toolkit for Change." Dianne was appointed as the ECO a year ago. She released her first report on energy conservation in Ontario in May 2016, urging the provincial government to do much more to reduce fossil fuel use. She introduced a new "report card" approach to reporting on government ministries' compliance with the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) and launched a process to reform the EBR itself along with the antiquated Environmental Registry, where information about environmentally significant government proposals is posted.

Before becoming the ECO, Dianne was one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers. She worked as an environmental law prosecutor before practising law on Bay Street and later establishing one of Canada’s top environmental law boutiques.

The public lecture will be followed by an informal get-together with students in the Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic and the JD/Master in Environmental Studies joint program.

This event is presented by Osgoode Hall Law School, the Faculty of Environmental Studies, the JD/MES Joint Program Seminar Series, the Environmental Justice & Sustainability Clinic, and professor Dayna Scott's Environmental Law Course.

Dianne Saxe Event Poster