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dc.contributor.supervisor Gunn, Brenda (Law) en_US
dc.contributor.author Fast, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-10T21:31:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-10T21:31:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-08-19T18:59:17Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33291
dc.description.abstract This thesis uses the concept of legitimacy, a measure of the public’s support of government operations, as a lens through which to approach environmental legal reform in Canada. An analysis of the legitimacy of Manitoba’s environmental regulatory regime as it pertains to the hydroelectric industry is undertaken, with an emphasis on opportunities for public participation. As a result, it is suggested that environmental governance in Manitoba has suffered a significant loss of legitimacy. This indicates that environmental reforms are needed to support meaningful public participation. Based on the components of meaningful public participation recognized by Canadian legal scholars, legal reforms are identified that could be enacted in Manitoba to restore lost legitimacy. It is suggested that the most effective means of restoring legitimacy would be to focus on reforms that clarify the environmental obligations of government and allow citizens to more meaningfully participate in the enforcement and review of environmental protection measures. en_US
dc.subject Law en_US
dc.subject Hydroelectric power en_US
dc.subject Legitimacy en_US
dc.subject Public participation en_US
dc.subject Environmental law en_US
dc.subject Public interest en_US
dc.subject Crisis systems model en_US
dc.title Restoring legitimacy to environmental governance in Manitoba: the need for meaningful public participation en_US
dc.degree.discipline Law en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hudson, Mark (Sociology) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Fluker, Shaun (University of Calgary, Law) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Laws (LL.M.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2018 en_US


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