University of Calgary

University of Calgary

December 02, 2011 16:35 ET

University of Calgary: Is Ottawa overstepping its boundaries on climate change?

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2011) - Earlier this year the federal government introduced sector-by-sector regulations in an effort to address emissions related to climate change. These kinds of regulations could have a major impact on many sectors - but the potential impact on oil and gas, especially the oilsands, could be massive.

Does Ottawa even have jurisdiction over climate change laws in the first place? Or does the right to set environmental regulation sit with the provinces?

The University of Calgary's Alastair Lucas and Jack Mintz will answer these questions at an upcoming press conference where Lucas will discuss the findings of his latest study produced for The School of Public Policy. Lucas will draw the lines of federal and provincial jurisdictions when it comes to climate change law and determine whether Ottawa's latest efforts can withstand a constitutional challenge.

WHAT: School of Public Policy press conference
WHERE: The School of Public Policy
906 8th Avenue S.W., 5th Floor
Calgary, Alberta
WHEN: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.

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