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Hatt sees group legacy as a greener world

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By John Schofield

It was one of the most significant battles for the environment ever heard at the Supreme Court of Canada, pitting the quaint, Quebec town of Hudson against two large lawn care companies, ChemLawn (now TruGreen) and Spraytech. At the forefront of 114957 Canada Ltée (Spraytech, Société d’arrosage) v. Hudson (Town) 2001 SCC 40 was Ecojustice, the only national non-profit group in Canada that uses litigation in an effort to protect the environment.

Representing the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the World Wildlife Fund and Nature-Action Quebec, the...