Donnelly Law was founded in 2008 to service leading environmental non-profit and charitable organizations, citizen groups and First Nations. Donnelly Law is counsel to Environmental Defence and is dedicated to fighting for people and groups who work in the public interest. Our mission is to provide high-quality legal and government relations services to those working towards a greener, healthier and just society. Our clients are selected based on rigorous criteria that ensure our lawyers are fully committed to the cases we represent.

David Donnelly has been an environmental advocate for over 25 years, with over ten years experience at the Bar.

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[27 Feb 2018Comments Off on Independence of Land Use Planners Challenged]

On February 28, 2018, Donnelly Law will be before the Public Service Grievance Board (the “Board”) arguing one of our most important cases involving the Greenbelt and Places to Grow. Specifically, we will be defending the independence of professional planners in government to speak truth to power, even when government doesn’t like their opinions regarding growth management and urban sprawl in southern Ontario.
Here’s the background. Several weeks ago, Victor Doyle RPP MCIP, one of Ontario’s most experienced professional planners and an “architect of the Greenbelt”, begrudgingly left the provincial Ministry …