Queen's University

Environmental law expert

2010-03-19

Bruce Pardy of Queen's Faculty of Law recently helped draft a new city by-law that bans the use of pesticieds for cosmetic purposes within the City of Kingston. It will be presented to Kingston City Council tonight (May 6).

He is an expert in the emerging area of environmental law, particularly as it relates to management of the ecosystem, environmental liability and concepts such as sustainable development.

Pardy says that while environmentalists have effectively documented destruction to ecosystems, they have not been as successful in using the law to bring about change. This is due partly, he says, to the "horrible jurisdictional divide and conflict" between
the federal and provincial governments, which leave neither government with primary responsibility. "The environment is a mess despite all the attention it seems to get. I can explain why that is," he says.

Contact: Lorinda Peterson, News & Media Services, 613-533-6000, ext. 77559,
petersn@post.queensu.ca

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