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Letter to Commission for Environmental Cooperation - Public input on NAAEC successes and failures

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North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, Bill C-38, Bill C-45
Andrew Gage, Anna Johnston

A letter to the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) regarding the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC).  We review the NAAEC's failure to address Canada’s recent actions in gutting a wide range of environmental laws, apparently at the request of industry.  This failure raises broader questions about NAAEC effectiveness and the CEC’s mandate, relevant to the CEC's current public consultations. 

In the letter, we suggest ways to strengthen the NAAEC and the CEC to help ensure that Parties’ uphold their commitment to conserve, protect and enhance the environment.

Publication Date: 
August 1, 2013
Publication Pages: 
West Coast Environmental Law
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