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LEGACY FUND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT LFE

Registered Name: Legacy Fund for the Environment LFE/Fonds d'héritage pour l'environnement FHE

Business No: 816176523RR0001

The Legacy Fund for the Environment exists to fund and support citizen-led lawsuits in defense of biodiversity and the natural environment.

LEGACY FUND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT LFE

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St-Laurent Technoparc   See photo (Courtesy of Hubert Gendron) of Petit Marais Hubert Reeves above, as it was in 2015. 

The Legacy Fund for the Environment arose from the perception that citizens’ groups need something in addition to the political tools and tactics they use to preserve biodiversity and protect the natural environment. Citizens also need the power of the courts to ensure that our environmental laws are enforced, and they usually need the funding and support of an organization that can assist them.  In 2015 the Legacy Fund was created to fill that need. 

Our first case was in aid of the group Sauvons L’Anse-à-l’Orme, the result of which played a significant role leading to the creation of le Grand parc de l’Ouest.  Our next case, an injunction heard in February 2020, was in support of the Green Coalition and TechnoparcOiseaux’s defence of the Montreal Technoparc wetlands (the number one birding spot on the Island of Montreal). 

At present we have signed agreements of assistance with four citizens’ groups on and off the island of Montreal, and we are working on agreements with seven others. 

Our direct help to citizens’ groups is opening up a new chapter in the fight for the preservation of our environment.

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288 rue Dubreuil

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, H9X 4A6

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