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Enviro-links : Information and Resources on the Environment and the Law

Need to find legal environmental information, from the federal, provincial and international levels? This is for you.

Provincial Resources

Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement (CQDE)
The Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement is a non-profit corporation founded  in 1989 whose mission is to promote the right of the environment to protect the public health and the collective heritage.

Legal Information Access Centre
The Legal Information Access Centre better know by its French acronym, CAIJ, integrates into a single network the 38 courthouse libraries across Québec. Its mission is to make all available legal information accessible to the Québec Bar Association’s members as well as to the members of the Bench.

Lexum – University of Montreal
LexUM is the University of Montreal’s justice system technologies laboratory. Founded in 1993, LexUM’s interdisciplinary team is currently composed of over twenty legal and computer science professionals who are assisted by an equal amount of university students. LexUM’s strategy is based on the advanced use of technology to improve access to law and justice. LexUM is a leader in justice system technologies on both Canadian and International levels.

Ministry of Justice and Public Safety New Brunswick
This site has among other things an alphabetical list of New Brunswicks Acts, along with the departments responsible for their administration. The texts are available directly on the site.

Nova Scotia Department of Justice
This site offers a list of publications from the Registry of Regulations, but texts must be ordered.

Newfoundland & Labrador House of Assembly
Offers list of various legislations with the texts.

Prince Edward Island Community Affairs and Attorney General
Alphabetical list of the Statutes of Prince Edward Island.

Publications du Québec – Lois et règlements
The site of the Official Publisher of Quebec Province has a file transfer service which allows you to obtain legal texts (WP 5.1 format) for a fee. You can search the database by key word, code or theme.

West Coast Environmental Law’s Information Base
West Coast Environmental Law is BC’s legal champion for the environment. Through legal advice, education and advocacy, West Coast provides citizens and organizations with the knowledge, tools and innovative solutions needed to protect our environment and build sustainability locally, nationally and internationally.

Federal Resources

Access to Justice Network (ACJNet)
The Access to Justice Network (ACJNet) is an electronic community that brings together people, information, and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Canadians.

Canada Gazette
The mandate of the Canada Gazette Directorate is to produce, publish and distribute all formats of the Canada Gazette, Part I, Part II and Part III, within the time period prescribed in the Statutory Instruments Regulations.

Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP)
Since 1970, CIELAP has established itself as one of a handful of Canadian organizations that have the competence, the resources and the capabilities to conduct research on environmental law and policy.

Department of Justice Canada
The Minister of Justice is responsible for more than 45 statutes and areas of federal law. To support the Minister, the Department of Justice pursues an active policy and program agenda addressing key issues that affect the lives of Canadians.

Environment Canada – Acts and Regulations
A review of laws and regulations enforced by Environment Canada, which also contains news releases, speeches and recent enforcement actions.

International Resources

Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Environmental Law in North America
A list of legal information found on the site of the the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), a commission that was established by Canada, Mexico and the United States in 1994.

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (E-LAW) gives public interest lawyers and scientists around the world the skills and resources they need to protect the environment through law.

Hieros Gamos – Worldwide legal directories
Hieros Gamos claims to be is the largest and only comprehensive legal site in the world. It offers over 20,000 original pages and more than 50,000 links. HG contains information on over 6,000 legal organizations including every government in the world. This site holds databases on various legal subjects and offers many other legal resources as well.

FindLaw is a legal Web site, providing comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers. These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an online career center, and community-oriented tools, such as a secure document management utility, e-mail newsletters, and message boards.

Legal Ressources US / Canada / UK / Australia / Europe
This site tries to help you with the understanding and meanings of legal phrases, legal terms and offers a simplified explanation for some of the main areas of law and legal subject matter.

LexisNexis® is a leading provider of comprehensive information and business solutions to professionals in a variety of areas—legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic.

National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
Legal ressources for Mexico and Latin America, with databases and a bulletin.

World Wide Web Virtual Library
The World Wide Web Virtual Library is a collection of subject related Websites maintained by institutions throughout the world, each administering a different subject. The project is now managed by a independent committee made up of maintainers of various subject areas.