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Getting it Right cover

The federal government's review of Canada's environmental laws presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen five of our most important statutes: the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act, National Energy Board A

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence, Freshwater Alliance, Pembina Institute, Northern Confluence, Tides Canada
Publication Date: November 2017
Pages: 12

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
Between Law and Action

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted in 2007, and was endorsed by the Government of Canada in 2016. More recently, the federal government released its Principles res

Author: Hannah Askew, Corey Snelgrove, Kelsey R Wrightson, Don Couturier, Alisa Koebel, Linda Nowlan, Karen Bakker
Publication Date: September 2017
Pages: 54
Thumbnail of August 2017 letter re: Federal EA Review

In June 2017, the federal government released its Environmental and Regulatory

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association, Nature Canada, MiningWatch Canada, Centre Québécois du Droit de L’Environnement, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, Anna Johnston, Jessica Clogg
Publication Date: August 2017
Pages: 4
EA Summit II Outcomes

In June 2017, environmental assessment (EA) experts from across Canada gathered in Ottawa to discuss how to implement next-generation EA principles in Canadian legislation.

Author: Anna Johnston
Publication Date: August 2017
Pages: 40
2017-08 Fisheries Act Submission

This submission to the federal review of the Fisheries Act sets out West Coast Environmental Law Association’s top ten recommendations to strengthen and modernize this important law.

Author: Linda Nowlan
Publication Date: August 2017
Pages: 12
2017-08 WCEL EA Submission

This submission outlines key recommendations from West Coast Environmental Law Association in response to the federal government's

Author: Anna Johnston, Jessica Clogg
Publication Date: August 2017
Pages: 19
2017-08 NEB Submission

This submission outlines key recommendations from West Coast Environmental Law Association in response to the federal government's

Author: Anna Johnston, Jessica Clogg
Publication Date: August 2017
Pages: 4

Following the release of the federal government’s discussion paper outlining proposals to strengthen environmental laws and p

Author: Jessica Clogg, Anna Johnston, Linda Nowlan, Eugene Kung, Andrew Gage
Publication Date: July 2017
Pages: 8
Paddling Together Report

The combined effect of hundreds of thousands of different approvals, licences and unpermitted activities have combined over time to degrade our natural life support systems – the web of life that we are part of, and depend upon, to sustain our cultures and economies.

Author: Jessica Clogg, Gavin Smith, Deborah Carlson, Hannah Askew
Publication Date: June 2017
Pages: 120

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