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Canada's Track Record on Environmental Laws 2011-2015

Subject: 
environmental laws, party platforms, environmental law rollbacks, omnibus Bills, Bill C-38, Bill C-45
Author: 
Anna Johnston
Summary: 
Our analysis of relevant Canadian federal legislative changes over the past four years reveals a systemic dismantling of Canada’s environmental laws. In particular, since 2012 the federal government has weakened or repealed many of Canada’s oldest and most important environmental laws at industry’s request, putting Canada’s environment, communities and democracy at risk.
 
This report, released by West Coast Environmental Law Association and Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement, summarizes some of the key changes to federal environmental laws from 2012-2015 and explains how the impacts of those changes are being felt on the ground.
 
Further background may be found at envirolawsmatter.ca.
Publication Date: 
October 1, 2015
Publication Pages: 
12
Publication Format: 
PDF