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Recent Publications

Friday, March 31, 2017
2017
National Energy Board

In 2016, the federal government launched a public review to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), providing an important opportunity to strengthen the regulatory process and ensure that...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
2017
Carbon Majors, Climate Law in our Hands

Over 50 community groups from around BC - organizations focused on health, faith, human rights and environment - have asked BC's local governments to take action to hold the fossil fuel...

Monday, January 30, 2017
2017
Oil tankers, Pacific coast
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
2017
Marine Protected Areas

On December 31, 2016 Environment Canada posted its notice of intent to establish the Scott Islands Marine National...

Friday, December 23, 2016
2016
Environmental Assessment, Cumulative Impacts

In September 2016, an Expert Panel launched a public review of Canada’s environmental assessment processes. The review provided an important opportunity for the Panel to hear from Canadians...

Friday, December 16, 2016
2016
Climate adaptation, local governments, sea level rise, coastal communities
Friday, December 16, 2016
2016
Coastal communities, oceans, climate adaptation

There are many different legal authorities and...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
2016
Fisheries Act, fish habitat
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
2016
Charities law, Canada Revenue Agency, free speech, public participation

In fall 2016, the federal government launched a Canada-wide consultation with charities and the public on the rules under which charities should be allowed to speak out in Canadian society....

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
2016
Navigation Protection Act

In 2015, the mandate letters for both the Minister of Transport and...

Friday, October 28, 2016
2016
Indigenous law, water
Friday, September 30, 2016
2016
Oil tankers, Pacific coast

Following commitments by Canada's federal government to formalize a moratorium on oil tankers along the Pacific north coast, Transport Canada initiated a public engagement process to invite...

Thursday, August 25, 2016
2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
2016
Oceans Act, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
2016
Environmental Assessment

In June 2016, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced that she would establish an independent expert panel to review Canada’s environmental assessment (EA) processes...