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Glossary of Environmental Health Law 2

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WHO'S WHO in Legal Systems?
Citizens
Executive branch
Bureaucracy
Lobby groups
Politicians/Legislature (enact laws)
Courts/Judges
Administrative Tribunals/Boards
Lawyers
Legal philosophers
Law reform commissions, inquiries
Regulatory compliance managers
CITIZENS
Vote and lobby
EXECUTIVE
Decides policy behind law and makes statutory initiatives
who does the background work and drafts the law?
BUREAUCRACY
LOBBY GROUPS
influence bureaucrats and politicians
POLITICIANS/LEGISLATURE
enact laws
COURTS/JUDGES
interpret and apply the law (and make it in some circumstances)
ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS/BOARDS
interpret and apply the law
POLICE and REGULATORY INSPECTORS
enforce the law
who assist their clients with the law?
LAWYERS
who provide theories that explain the law?
LEGAL PHILOSOPHERS
who makes recommendations to improve the law?
LAW REFORM COMMISSIONS
who make sure their employers are in compliance with the law?
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE MANAGERS
What Characterizes Law?
Reason
Force
Certainty
Flexibility
Non-Perfection
Morality
Neutrality
Equality
Rule of Law
Publicity
Non-retroactivity
Notice
true of false: the legislature is superior to the charter of rights and freedom.
False.
What are the PHAs (Public Health Acts)
HPPA
TCA – Tobacco Control Act
SDWA – Safe drinking water Act
FDA – Food & drug Act
HPA – Hazardous products act
MIA – Meat inspection Act
What are the OHS Acts?
OHSA
WSIA – Workplace safety & insurance act
CLC pt 2 – Canada Labour code pt 2
SiWA – Smoking in the workplace act
NSCA – Nuclear safety & control Act
List the acts that make up the EPA – environmental protection Act?
OWRA – Ontario water resources
FA - fisheries
NMA – nutrition management
CEPA – Canadian environmental protection
PCPA – pest control & products
TDGA
What is Law?
Social phenomena
Participants
Legal Materials
Legal Concepts
Legal Theories
Why is Law Relevant to the Program?
Statutes are the framework in which we act as PH or OHS professionals.
seek compliance with the law.
Influenced by decisions of courts and tribunals that interpret and apply the law.
We contribute to reform of the law.

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