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David S. McRobert has worked as an environmental, municipal, energy and aboriginal rights lawyer based in southern Ontario since 1990. Since early 2013 he has worked in private practice based out of Peterborough but his client base extends to various parts of the province.

David has a B.Sc. in Biology from Trent University (1980) and a Masterís degree in Environmental Studies (MES) from York University (1984). He graduated with an LL.B. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (1987) and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1990. Between October 1994 and June 2010, he was In-House Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor at the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario and was involved in the establishment of the office.

Before joining the ECO, David was a senior policy advisor in the Waste Reduction Office in the Ontario Ministry of the Environment where he was involved in law reform to promote the 3Rs (reduction, reuse and recycling) and drafted a 1993 discussion paper on financing waste management and the 3Rs in Ontario.† From 1989 to 1991, he coordinated research and advocacy on waste reduction and climate change at Pollution Probe. He has also worked for the Workplace Health and Safety Agency in Toronto, the Ontario Round Table on Environment and Economy, the Ministry of Labour, and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

David has taught environmental law and policy at York University, University of Toronto and Humber College since 1990 and guest lectures at other universities and colleges. He also has published numerous articles, conference papers and reports on a range of environmental issues and he is a regular blogger and article contributor for Solid Waste and Recycling Magazine and Hazardous Materials Management Magazine.

Since 1981, he has authored numerous books, reports, briefs, articles, and conference papers on a range of environmental subjects, including public participation and government accountability for environmental decision-making.† His recent books include:

My Municipal Recycling Program made me fat and sick: How well intentioned environmentalists teamed up with the soft drink industry to promote obesity and injure workers (June 2012); Risky Business: The Use, Management, Transport and Disposal of Asbestos in Ontario (May 6, 2012); and We Don't Want to Start That Tire Fire: Cases and Materials on Lafarge v. the (Ontario) Environmental Review Tribunal (2008) (April 2012). All are available on Amazon and most can be downloaded in Kindle format for a small fee.

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