The polluter pays principle in Alberta: Where to from here?

with Jason Unger

June 24, 2020 - 12:00pm

You can’t get blood from a stone, or so the saying goes. So where goes the polluter pays principle in Alberta, both today and into the future?

The polluter pays principle can be implemented through a host of regulatory mechanisms with varying efficiency and effect. Join the ELC’s Jason Unger for a lunch time webinar that will provide a review of Alberta’s approach to the polluter pays principle and how it is applied. This webinar will provide a review and highlight two recent ELC reports:

The Polluter Pays Principle in Alberta Law: An Introduction & Survey
December 2019 by the Environmental Law Centre

Published: December 16, 2019


Clean Slate, Contaminated Land: The “untidy intersection” of Insolvency and the Polluter Pays Principle and Recommended reforms to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
Environmental Law Centre
Authored by Jason Unger
March 2020

Published: June 2, 2020


The webinar will include a high level assessment of Alberta’s approach to implementing the principle and recommend future actions.


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