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Cleaner, Greener, Healthier

A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Cleaner, Greener, Healthier

A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies

In Cleaner, Greener, Healthier, David R. Boyd sets out to remedy Canada’s environmental health problems. He begins by assessing the environmental burden of disease, identifies its unequal distribution, and estimates the associated economic costs. He then compares Canada’s environmental laws and policies with those in the US, Australia, and the EU, delivering a provocative diagnosis of the causes of Canada’s second-rate standards. Finally, he prescribes legal remedies that will enable Canada to catch up with the world’s environmental leaders while delivering substantial health and economic benefits.

412 pages

Law and Society


Table of Contents

Part 1: Examination – The Surprising Magnitude of Environmental Health Problems in Canada

1 A Neglected but Vital Issue

2 Environmental Influences on Human Health

3 The Environmental Burden of Disease

4 Environmental Injustices

5 The Economic Costs of the Environmental Burden of Disease

Part 2: Diagnosis – Inadequate Environmental Health Laws and Policies

6 Environmental Health Law and Policy: The Big Picture

7 A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Health Laws and Policies

8 Canada’s Failure to Make Polluters Pay

9 Why Does Canada Lag Behind?

Part 3: Prescription – Catching Up with Environmental Health Leaders

10 A Preventive and Precautionary Approach

11 Systemic Changes in Pursuit of Sustainability

12 The Time for Action Is Now

Notes

Index

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