25 May 16

May 28, 2016

CV-DTDNbriefRichard Lindgren CMYK

Legal aid boon One of Ontario’s top environmental lawyers, Richard Lindgren, is the guest speaker at the DTDN AGM on June 14 at the Russell Curling Club. Courtesy photo

Environmental lawyer to be guest speaker at DTDN AGM

Dump the Dump Now, one of the groups opposing the Taggart Miller landfill proposal north of Russell, has announced its keynote speaker at its upcoming annual general meeting will be environmental lawyer Richard Lindgren. The first part of the meeting is open to the public who are invited to hear Lindgren’s presentation, including an update on the ministry review and an address on next steps.

The meeting will be at the Russell Curling Club, 1076 Concession St. in Russell, on Tues., June 14, at 6:30 p.m. Lindgren is with the Canadian Environmental Law Association and represents citizens’ groups on environmental issues including air and water pollution, waste management, and natural heritage protection.

He served as co-counsel for Walkerton residents at the Walkerton Inquiry, and has been on the Environment Minister’s Advisory Panel on Environmental Assessment and the Task Force on the Environmental Bill of Rights, the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Class Action Reform, and the Environmental Review Tribunal’s Client Advisory Committee. He is an editor of the Canadian Environmental Law Reports, and has taught at Queen’s and Trent Universities.