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Strengthening Bill C-12 - Cover Page

How does Bill C-12, the proposed Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, stack up to leading thinking on how to ensure Canada does its fair share in the global effort to avoid a catastrophic climate crisis?

Author: Multiple Authors
Publication Date: November 2020
Pages: 4
Blueprint for restoring ecological governance to the Lower Fraser River cover

The Lower Fraser River and its estuary host a remarkable diversity of species within a globally important ecosystem, including its role as one of the greatest salmon bearing rivers in the world.

Author: Multiple Authors
Publication Date: October 2020
Pages: 10

In July 2020, the federal government released draft terms of reference for a strategic assessment of thermal coal mining. Done right, a strategic assessment could help halt the mining and export of this carbon-intensive product.

Author: Anna Johnston, Staff Counsel
Publication Date: October 2020
Pages: 33
Recommendations on Terms of Reference for Strategic Assessment of Thermal Coal Mining

In July 2020, the federal government released draft terms of reference for a strategic assessment of thermal coal mining – the first strategic assessment conducted under Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act.

Author: Anna Johnston, Staff Counsel
Publication Date: September 2020
Pages: 11

In September 2019, Alberta launched a constitutional reference (legal challenge) of Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act.

Author: Anna Johnston, Staff Lawyer
Publication Date: June 2020
Pages: 47

Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction target that has been set prior to its 2030 target. In order to meet our obligations to address climate change, a legal framework is needed to ensure accountability.

Author: Multiple authors
Publication Date: June 2020
Pages: 44
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A Backgrounder on BC’s Proposed Changes to the Reviewable Projects Regulation

Author: Gavin Smith, Staff Lawyer
Publication Date: September 2019
Pages: 24
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In 2015, Ministerial mandate letters charged three federal Ministers with responsibility for reforms on fisheries, protected areas, shipping, and wildlife protection.

Author: Stephanie Hewson, Staff Lawyer
Publication Date: August 2019
Pages: 16
Making the Grade: A Report Card on Canada's New Impact Assessment Act

On August 28, 2019, the federal government brought Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act (IAA) into force, replacing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012).

Author: Multiple authors
Publication Date: August 2019
Pages: 6
Open Letter on Impact Assessment Act Project List

In June 2019, the federal government passed Bill C-69, which enacts a new Impact Assessment Act and Canadian Energy Regulator Act, and strengthens the Navigation Protection Act.

Author: Multiple authors
Publication Date: August 2019
Pages: 5

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