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WCELA Brief on Bill C-55

West Coast Environmental Law Association was invited to appear as a witness before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans to provide testimony on Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act.

Author: Linda Nowlan, Georgia Lloyd-Smith, Stephanie Hewson, Maryann Watson
Publication Date: November 2017
Pages: 28
Top 10 Oceans Act Amendments

In June 2017, the federal government tabled Bill C-55, proposing changes to Canada’s Oceans Act. Unfortunately, Bill C-55 does not go far enough in providing effective protection for marine protected areas (MPAs) under the Act.

Author: Linda Nowlan, Maryann Watson, Georgia Lloyd-Smith, Stephanie Hewson
Publication Date: November 2017
Pages: 2

West Coast Environmental Law Association was invited to appear as a witness before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities to provide testimony on Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.

Author: Gavin Smith
Publication Date: October 2017
Pages: 11

In May 2017, Canada's federal government introduced Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.

Author: Multiple authors
Publication Date: October 2017
Pages: 2
Oceans20 Workshop Report

In June 2017, over 80 stakeholders from across the country working in government, academia, industry, and the non-profit sector came together in Ottawa for the Oceans20: Canada's Oceans Act Workshop.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association
Publication Date: October 2017
Pages: 51
Oceans20 Workshop Key Messages

Canada’s Oceans Act is 20 years old, yet its full implementation has yet to be realized. To meet the increasing challenges facing our oceans, leaders and practitioners came together in June 2017 at the Oceans20 workshop in Ottawa to chart a path to:

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association, CPAWS, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecology Action Centre
Publication Date: October 2017
Pages: 2
Bill C-55 Brief

In June 2017, the federal government tabled Bill C-55, proposing changes to Canada’s Oceans Act. Unfortunately, Bill C-55 does not go far enough in providing effective protection for marine protected areas (MPAs) under the Act.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association, CPAWS, Ecology Action Centre, David Suzuki Foundation, WWF-Canada, East Coast Environmental Law, Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Publication Date: October 2017
Pages: 2

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
Publication Date: June 2017
Pages: 16

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
Publication Date: June 2017
Pages: 3
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
Publication Date: June 2017

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