On July 10, 2012 West Coast made submissions to a Special Committee on Timber Supply appointed by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia to examine potential actions to address anticipated mid-term timber supply shortfalls in the central interior linked to the mountain pine beetle epidemic.
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Bill C-38, the Budget Implementation Bill, with its various amendments to Canada’s environmental laws, is a complicated statute, with many long-term implications that have not been fully explored. One of the most significant, however, has to be the possibility that the Bill may have the effect o
Bill C-38 Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act (the “Budget Act”) was introduced in Parliament on April 26th, 2012. Bill C-38 is not yet law. It is still being debated, and its provisions may change before the bill is passed into law.
Does the federal omnibus budget bill make the grade on environmental assessment?
This publication is a PDF of the Black Out Speak Out advertisement as it appeared in the Globe and Mail on June 4th, 2012.
This publication is West Coast's written submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources study of Part 3 of Bill C-38.
This advertizement for the Black Out Speak Out campaign was published in the Globe and Mail on May 4th, 2012. Both the English and French versions of the ad are linked to below.
On May 31st, 2012, Rachel Forbes of West Coast Environmental Law had the opportunity to present to the Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Finance on Part 3 of Bill C-38. This publication is West Coast's written submission to the Subcommittee.
The 2012 budget bill (Bill C-38) will weaken Canada’s most important environmental laws and silence Canadians who want to defend them. Instead of using the usual process for sweeping changes, which allows for thorough debate, these changes are being shoehorned into a 452-page budget bill.
Letter from Andrew Gage to BC Minister of Agriculture in relation to the proposed Animal Health Act, Bill-37, of 2012.