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Making the Grade: A Report Card on Canada’s Proposal for Strengthening Environmental Laws and Processes

Subject: 
Environmental Assessment, NEB, Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act
Author: 
Jessica Clogg, Anna Johnston, Linda Nowlan, Eugene Kung, Andrew Gage
Summary: 

Following the release of the federal government’s discussion paper outlining proposals to strengthen environmental laws and processes in Canada, West Coast Environmental Law Association produced a report card grading the proposed reforms against leading-edge recommendations.

The report card assesses the government’s proposals for legislative, regulatory and policy reforms in Canada’s environmental assessment (EA) regime, the National Energy Board (NEB), Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act.

Proposals were graded against the recommendations in West Coast’s submissions and responses to the Expert Panels and Parliamentary Standing Committees reviewing the NEBFisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act, as well as the 12 Pillars of Next Generation Environmental Assessment – which are based on the collective expertise of EA experts from across the country.

Publication Date: 
July, 2017
Publication Year: 
2017
Publication Pages: 
8
Publisher: 
West Coast Environmental Law
Publication City: 
Vancouver
Publication Format: 
PDF
Date Catalogued: 
Friday, June 30, 2017