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On October 23, 2014,

Author: Anna Johnston
Publication Date: December 2014
Pages: 4

This publication is West Coast's written submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources study of Divisions 4, 18 and 21 of Part 4 of omnibus budget Bill C-45.

Author: Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: November 2012
Pages: 10

Does the federal omnibus budget bill make the grade on environmental assessment?

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association (R. Forbes & J. Clogg)
Publication Date: June 2012
Pages: 7

The federal government's budget announcement in late March 2012 and the Budget Bill (C-38) that followed in April 2012 were surrounded with statements from the government on the intent of environmental law rollbacks.

Author: Jessica Clogg, Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: March 2012
Pages: 1

This Submission is a response to the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) requests for comments on the application of the Canadian Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission (CCRIFC) to have the IJC enforce the conditions of its Order of Approval for the Grand Coulee Dam and reservoir (th

Author: Gage, Andrew; Bankes, Nigel (assistance)
Publication Date: October 2005
Pages: 10

On March 31, 2005 the province’s new Riparian Areas Regulation (the “RAR”) will come into force. The RAR, designed to protect fish and fish habitat from inappropriate development, significantly weakens an earlier regulation, the Streamside Protection Regulation (“SPR”).

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: June 2005
Pages: 4

On May 12, 2004, the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection introduced Bill 51, the Wildlife Amendment Act, 2004, which will, if passed, make significant changes to the province's Wildlife Act, intended to enhance protection for species which are at risk of extinction.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2004
Pages: 4

In January 2001, the provincial government passed the Streamside Protection Regulation pursuant to section 12 of the Fish Protection Act.

Author: Grant, Kathy
Publication Date: September 2001
Pages: 42

Please Note: Preserving British Columbia's Coast - A Regulatory Review was originally published as a web-based HTML document.  It has been converted to a .pdf file, but in doing so some of the formatting and annotation functionality has been affected.

Author: Nowlan, Linda
Publication Date: July 1999
Pages: 60

The following offers our assessment of the potential impacts of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (the MAI) on policies, laws and programs relating to the forest and fisheries sectors of British Columbia.

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: May 1998
Pages: 45