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.
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Does the federal omnibus budget bill make the grade on environmental assessment?
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.
This Submission is a response to the International Joint Commissions (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
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”).
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.
In January 2001, the provincial government passed the Streamside Protection Regulation pursuant to section 12 of the Fish Protection Act.
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.
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.
How well are we protecting fish and their habitat in BC? The numbers are not encouraging. The combined salmon catch for 1995 and 1996 is the lowest of any two year period in the last 35 years.