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William Amos

Director, uOttawa-Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic

William Amos is Director of the uOttawa-Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic, where he has taught as a part-time professor in both French and English since March 2007.

William manages a variety of litigation files and law reform projects, and has appeared before the Ontario Superior and Divisional Courts, the Quebec Superior Court, the Quebec Court of Appeal, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal. Most notable among his victories was when he represented interveners before the Supreme Court of Canada to uphold the right of Quebec residents to launch class action lawsuits for environmental nuisance. Will’s work focuses on the intersection of public law and tort law, and his most recent area of focus is the improvement of Canada’s offshore oil drilling rules.
Exposing the Blind Side of the Ethical Oil

Exposing the Blind Side of the Ethical Oil Campaign

The ethical oil campaign often glosses over the price we're paying to develop the tar sands. But how ethical is an industry that destroys our boreal forests, pollutes our water and drives species to extinction? It's time we stop pointing fingers at other countries and take a long hard look at how we are acting in our own backyard.
11/19/2011 08:43 EST
Gushing Oil Spills Drill Taxpayer

Gushing Oil Spills Drill Taxpayer Pockets

Offshore oil spills are Black Swan Events -- extremely hard-to-predict events that carry the risk of major impact. How much would it cost to clean up an Arctic offshore oil spill in Canada?
05/29/2011 09:15 EDT