Liane Langstaff

Environmental Lawyer, Gowling WLG

Liane Langstaff is an environmental lawyer in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, practicing in the areas of environmental litigation, environmental assessments, land-use planning, and climate change. She draws upon her technical background in Environmental Sciences and her joint JD/MBA to advise her clients.

Liane frequently acts on cutting-edge environmental issues. She represented the Canadian Public Health Association in its intervention in the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act constitutional cases before the Courts of Appeal of Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan and the Supreme Court of Canada. As a Climate Governance Expert with the Canada Climate Law Initiative, she presents to corporate boards and corporate audiences on the duties of directors and officers to address the risks and opportunities of climate change.

Liane regularly gives lectures to law and urban planning students and was a co-instructor of the 2019 J.D. Environmental Law course at Osgoode Hall Law School. She writes extensively about developments in environmental law and co-authored A Guide to Canada’s Impact Assessment Act, 2020 Edition.