[CANCELLED] Renewable Energy Projects and Endangered Species: Integrating science, politics, and species protection

Jun. 21, 2017
Toronto ON

OBA Animal LAW and Environmental Law PROGRAM | 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Recent Environmental Review Tribunal appeals involving species such as bats, owls, and the Blanding’s turtle illustrate the importance of anticipating and proactively addressing a project’s impact on habitat and species. Join us for a timely discussion about the competing public interest implications of renewable energy projects in Ontario.  Our experienced speakers will provide you with an overview of the relevant environmental laws and discuss the key issues that developers, legal practitioners, experts, and host communities grapple with such as habitat destruction.  Whether you represent a developer, municipality, or community group, it is important to understand the interaction between the approvals regimes under the Environmental Protection Act and the requirements of the Endangered Species Act and the impact it might have on a particular project.

Register now for this timely and valuable discussion.


Lara Tessaro, Barrister and Solicitor
Sarah Robicheau, Senior Policy Advisor, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Andrew Taylor, Senior Ecologist, Terrestrial Services, Stantec
Tom Hilditch, President and CEO, Savanta Inc., and HIFN Environmental Stewardship Commissioner


Kaitlyn Mitchell, Lawyer, Ecojustice
Natalie Mullins, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP


Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am Program
Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8


CBA Member: $50* | CBA Student Member: $25* | Non-Member: $95*

*plus applicable taxes


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