Paper: Stormwater Management in Ontario: Legal Issues in a Changing Climate

April 29, 2014

The rise in extreme weather events in Ontario and resulting strain on municipal infrastructure have brought increased attention to stormwater management at all orders of government. Recent class action lawsuits against municipalities, conservation authorities and the Province for flooding, both after extreme rainfall events and on a recurring basis due to alleged systematic problems, are examples of the potential avenues open to residents who are harmed by flooding.

For a better understanding of potential legal liabilities that can assist municipalities and others who are involved in stormwater managementdownload the full report.