Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Environmental Justice in Canada – It Matters Where You Live

by Michael Buzzelli


In the paper Environmental Justice in Canada – It Matters Where You Live, CPRN Director of Housing and Environment Research, Michael Buzzelli (University of Western Ontario), surveys significant environmental issues and community environmental justice initiatives.  He examines their structure and the challenge of launching effective community responses.  The examples used speak to obligations to see what is right and fair, by and for local communities facing environmental justice challenges.  If environmental policy is to be responsive and inclusive, it must be informed at least in part by environmental justice concerns and principles.  Buzzelli assesses the state of environmental justice in Canada and outlines an environmental justice framework to connect local communities with policy adoption, development and implementation.

Release Date: 11 Dec 2008
Number of pages: 19
Document number: 50875