Environmental Rights


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 42 Available

Episode 42: The Right to a Healthy Environment, 17 March 2014 [34:41] Download Audio Canadians value their natural environment. Nine out of ten worry about the impacts of environmental degradation on their health. Nine out of ten are concerned about climate change. Eight out of ten believe that Canada needs stricter […]


Subsistence in Canadian Environmental History

Today, James Murton from Nipissing University posted an article on The Otter to preview an upcoming panel he is hosting at the 2013 American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting in Toronto at the Royal York Hotel. This panel, titled “Out from the Market’s Shadow: Subsistence as the Primary Concern […]


Citizenship and the Environment in Canadian History

In 2009, many historians criticized the federal government for its publication of a new citizenship guide titled, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. The new guide represented a significant shift in the portrayal of Canadian history when compared to the previous guide, published in 1997. Ian McKay’s 2011 […]