Webinar: Using Access to Information Tools Effectively

Event Summary

Sustainability Network's Environmental Law Toolkit Webinar Series

Event Details

This webinar is part of Sustainability Network’s Environmental Law Toolkit Webinar Series and will be presented by Ian Miron & Charlotte Ireland of Ecojustice

Access to information legislation is an important democratic tool that grants the right to access records in a government’s control at the federal, provincial and territorial, and municipal levels. This one-hour webinar presented by Ian Miron and Charlotte Ireland of Ecojustice will cover basic practical topics like how to draft a request, the restrictions placed on access, procedures and time frames, and appeals of access decisions. Presenters will share tips about how to most effectively use access to information tools and leave time for attendees to pose questions.

Cost: $25 (Webinar)
*A recording of the webinar and the slides (PDF) will be made available to all those who register.

About the Presenters:
Ian has worked as a staff lawyer at Ecojustice since 2014, after working for the organization as both a summer student and an articling student. He holds degrees in environmental biology from Queen’s University and law from Osgoode Hall Law School. His practice focuses on environmental issues linked to air pollution and offshore oil and gas, as well as protecting the marine environment and advancing the recognition of environmental rights in Canada. In his free time, Ian is an avid birdwatcher.

Prior to working as a Paralegal in Ecojustice’s Toronto office, Charlotte put her artistic skills to use as a freelance graphic designer for over 10 years. Wanting try something new, Charlotte complemented her University of Toronto Criminology degree by returning to school to attain her diploma in Paralegal Studies from Seneca College. With a wide range of talents, Charlotte brings much experience to her role with Ecojustice. Charlotte remains committed to helping fight for climate justice and is honored to be a member of such a talented and dedicated team.

Note: Legal Toolkit Webinars may be used as substantive hours for the Law Society of Ontario Continuing Professional Development requirements.

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