In 2015, Ministerial mandate letters charged three federal Ministers with responsibility for reforms on fisheries, protected areas, shipping, and wildlife protection.
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There are many different legal authorities and regulations that have a role in the management of coastal floodplains in BC. West Coast Environmental Law has prepared this infographic to help explain the very complicated regulatory environment, and to guide community discussions about planning and implementing green infrastructure in these areas.
In November 2015, the Ministers of Environment and Climate Change, Fisheries, Transport, Natural Resources, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Science were given the mandate to review Canada’s environmental assessment processes or to support that review.
On February 26, 2013 a small group of opinion leaders and decision-makers from across BC came together to engage in a high level public dialogue about the challenge of managing the cumulative impacts of past, present and future human activities on BC’s ecosystems and communities, including the ev
The purpose of the Draft Community Charter is to provide more autonomy to, and require accountability from, municipalities. This allows municipalities to craft place-specific solutions that respond to local conditions.
We agree with the authors of the Discussion Paper that there are some significant problems with the current Act and its regulations.
Recent initiatives indicate that the government intends to shift the delivery of services from the public to the private sector in areas that have traditionally been off limits.
Overall, we believe that the ERD must be strengthened in order for it to meaningfully reflect the EDC's commitment to ensuring its activities are conducted in an environmentally responsible manner.