Episode 7: Canadian Environmental Law and Policy

Environmental law touches all parts of our lives. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Angela Lee, Assistant Professor of Law at Ryerson University, and Dr. Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Professor of Law at University of Ottawa, about Canada's environmental laws and the ways in which they successfully (or not so successfully) help protect the environment.


Angela Lee
Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Faculty of Law

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Heather McLeod-Kilmurray
Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, University of Ottawa

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Peter Andrée
Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University

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Angela Lee

Angela Lee is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University's Faculty of Law and a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law, where she is also affiliated with a SSHRC-funded research project on Environmental Justice in Canada. Her research proceeds at the intersection of law, environment, technology, and various forms of justice. Much of her recent work has been in the context of Canada's agri-food sector and new food innovations like in vitro meat and genetically engineered animals. She has previously taught courses in Food Law, Animal Law, and Contracts at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law and at Dalhousie University's Schulich School of Law, where she was a Schulich Fellow for the year 2019-2020.

Heather McLeod-Kilmurray

Heather McLeod-Kilmurray researches and teaches in the area of environmental law, food law and policy, toxic torts and environmental justice. She is co-Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability, a past Director of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and former part-time member of the Ontario Environmental Law Review Tribunal. She is the co-author of The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts with Professor Lynda Collins, and co-editor of Food Law and Policy in Canada with Professor Nathalie Chalifour and Professor Angela Lee.



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