The Multilateral Agreement on Investment is an international treaty for investor, corporate and property rights that was to be established under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
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In January 1998 the public hearing process under the Agricultural Land Commission Act was used for the first time in the case of the Six Mile Ranch resort proposal near Kamloops.
The Environment Management Amendment Act, 1998, (Bill 40) introduces a number of potentially very significant changes to British Columbia’s environmental management regime.
The following offers our assessment of the potential impacts of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (the MAI) on policies, laws and programs relating to the forest and fisheries sectors of British Columbia.
In our view the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) does not represent a credible response to the enormous environmental challenges we confront.
Turning Down the Heat is intended to assist in the search for ways to reduce Canadian greenhouse gas emissions. It examines the potential role for emissions trading in implementation of Canada’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.
In the past, I have expressed less concern with international emissions trading than the clean development mechanism or joint implementation with developing countries.
Bill 12, the Mining Rights Amendment Act, 1998, was introduced into the BC legislature on April 22nd and rushed through to Second Reading on April 29th. It appears to have been developed in closed door discussions with the mining industry.
Thank you Mr. Chair and Members of the Committee for inviting me here today. As you will know from the material we have provided, our Association has several broad concerns about the impacts of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI).