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2017-08 NEB Submission

This submission outlines key recommendations from West Coast Environmental Law Association in response to the federal government's

Author: Anna Johnston, Jessica Clogg
Year: 2017
Pages: 4
2017-08 WCEL EA Submission

This submission outlines key recommendations from West Coast Environmental Law Association in response to the federal government's

Author: Anna Johnston, Jessica Clogg
Year: 2017
Pages: 19
2017-08 Fisheries Act Submission

This submission to the federal review of the Fisheries Act sets out West Coast Environmental Law Association’s top ten recommendations to strengthen and modernize this important law.

Author: Linda Nowlan
Year: 2017
Pages: 12

Following the release of the federal government’s discussion paper outlining proposals to strengthen environmental laws and p

Author: Jessica Clogg, Anna Johnston, Linda Nowlan, Eugene Kung, Andrew Gage
Year: 2017
Pages: 8
Oceans 20 Workshop

Please see below to download materials for the Oceans 20 Interdisciplinary Workshop on Canada's Oceans Act (June 13-15, 2017).

AGENDA + ATTENDEES

Author: Multiple Authors
Year: 2017

In June 2017, the federal government announced proposed amendments to the Oceans Act, Canada’s flagship marine protection law.

Author: Linda Nowlan, Maryann Watson, Georgia Lloyd-Smith
Year: 2017
Pages: 3
Paddling Together Report

The combined effect of hundreds of thousands of different approvals, licences and unpermitted activities have combined over time to degrade our natural life support systems – the web of life that we are part of, and depend upon, to sustain our cultures and economies.

Author: Jessica Clogg, Gavin Smith, Deborah Carlson, Hannah Askew
Year: 2017
Pages: 120

The historic NDP/Green alliance in British Columbia has committed to "Immediately employ every tool available to the new government to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the seven-fold increase in tanker traffic on our coast, and the transportation of raw bitumen through our provin

Author: Jessica Clogg, Eugene Kung, Gavin Smith, Andrew Gage
Year: 2017
Pages: 8

Indigenous peoples have been governing marine territories using their own legal traditions since time immemorial. For the most part, Indigenous legal orders have not been recognized or upheld in the governance of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Canada.

Author: Georgia Lloyd-Smith
Year: 2017
Pages: 16
KM Trans Mountain Legal Brief

This briefing note summarizes some of the legal risks facing Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project. It includes a summary of ongoing litigation and a discussion about additional legal risks, including developments in Canadian, International and Indigenous law.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust
Year: 2017
Pages: 6

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