Christie McLeod interviewed by Law Times on Mathur ruling

May 3, 2023 | Christie A. McLeod | Vancouver

Law Times

Christie McLeod features in a Law Times article on the Ontario Superior Court decision in Mathur v. His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario, 2023 ONSC 2316. The ruling in the Charter challenge of the province’s greenhouse-gas-emissions reduction target sets important precedents for climate-change related litigation in Canada:

…the decision builds upon the Canadian caselaw recognizing the climate crisis and the role of governments to respond. In it, Justice Marie-Andrée Vermette echoed the Supreme Court of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act by saying that each province’s emissions contribute to climate change and Ontario’s failure to set a stricter standard “contributing to an increase in risk of death and to the security of the person,” says McLeod.

Read the full article: “Mathur ruling contains ‘important precedents’ for climate-change related litigation, says lawyer