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Stephen Hazell

Director of Policy and General Counsel

Stephen Hazell is director of policy and general counsel with Nature Canada. He is also adjunct professor at University of Ottawa where he teaches environmental law.

Stephen served as interim executive director of Nature Canada in 2014, and executive director of Sierra Club Canada (2006 – 2009) and of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (2000 – 2003). He served as director of legislative and regulatory affairs at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency that developed the regulations for the implementation of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

Stephen holds a Master of Science degree in Plant Ecology from the University of Toronto and a law degree from Queen’s University. He has written numerous scholarly articles, as well as Canada v. The Environment, his 1999 book on federal environmental assessment law and policy.


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