Friday, May 10, 2013

No environmental legal aid for Jville to fight Council plan change

Disappointing to hear that the Johnsonville Community Association had not secured environmental legal aid to take their appeal to the Environment Court to fight our plan change. I might not agree with all their points but do believe that there should be a level playing field when it comes to court action.

I have been part of a group that went to the Environment Court and know how expensive it is to hire expert witnesses. I will be interested to hear the reasons why the legal aid was declined. The legal aid fund must be increased to support legal community action.

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