Canadian Lawyer has released its list of nominees for the 2021 “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada” honours. Among the nominees is the Common Law Section’s Professor Nathalie Chalifour in the category of “Changemakers” (3rd page of the voting survey).
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The “Changemakers” category recognizes individuals in any area or type of practice who have been leaders, innovators, or catalysts for positive change in any area of the profession.
Professor Chalifour’s research lies at the intersection of environment law, economics and social justice, with a focus on climate change. Her publications address a variety of topics, including climate change, carbon pricing, environmental justice, constitutional law, environmental human rights, the green economy and sustainable food and agriculture. Her most recent articles focus on the constitutionality of carbon pricing policies and Charter rights in the context of climate change.
Professor Chalifour is actively engaged in the development of Canadian law and policy. She is frequently invited to speak at conferences and public events, and as a commentator in the media. She recently served as pro-bono co-counsel to Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and the United Chiefs and Council of the Mnidoo Mnising at the Ontario Court of Appeal (with Westaway Law), in the constitutional challenges to the federal carbon price. She served as pro-bono co-counsel to the National Association of Women and the Law and Friends of the Earth Canada in the appeals of these decisions to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Results will be announced in September.