Chris Tollefson (co-counsel for the plaintiffs) spoke with Gloria Macarenko (CBC/Radio-Canada On the Coast) about the momentous ruling this week: La Rose v. Canada at the Federal Court of Appeal. Chris breaks down the legal significance of the decision and discusses the road ahead for these young plaintiffs.
This decision has important implications for access to justice, Charter interpretation and is an important step in the fight against the climate emergency.
The plaintiffs have been represented for the past 4 years by co-counsel Arvay Finlay LLP and Tollefson Law Corporation. The appeal was argued by Reidar Mogerman KC and Chris Tollefson. Our Children’s Trust, David Suzuki Foundation, Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation (CELL) have partnered to support this important case.