A Backgrounder on BC’s Proposed Changes to the Reviewable Projects Regulation
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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.
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).
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.
This submission, supported by 28 different organizations, urges British Columbia to amend its Forest and Range Practices Act to ensure operational planning and forest practices maintain and where necessary restore healthy, fully functioning forest ecosystems that support ecological, cult
With a federal election approaching this fall, Canada’s political parties are preparing their climate platforms.
In 2003, southern resident killer whales (SRKWs) were listed as Endangered, the most serious “at risk” status under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). More recently, federal Fisheries and Environment Ministers determined that the SRKWs faced an ‘imminent threat’ to their survival.
Canada has no shortage of legal tools to protect marine mammals: marine protected areas (MPAs), species protection, and regulations for marine mammal viewing.
Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, is about protecting a remote an ecologically important place from the introduction of a risk that does not currently exist there, namely the introduction of bulk crude oil tanker traffic.
This joint submission to the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources regarding the Impact Assessment Act proposed under Bill C-69 contains five amendments to the bill proposed by West Coast Environmental Law and allied groups who have been deeply engaged on fede