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The following assessment touches on the most important areas where the trade and environment agendas intersect. We begin with an overview of the WTO, and describe how in a general way its agenda impacts environmental law and policy.

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: May 1999
Pages: 4

Ever since the advent of free trade Canadians have worried that trade rules would one day be used to challenge Canadian efforts to restrict bulk water exports. They needn't hold their breath any longer because a US based company, Sun Belt Water Inc., has decided to do just that.

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: May 1999
Pages: 1

Despite the urgent need for early action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this brief is in part intended to alert readers to the potential negative implications of developing a credit for early action system.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: May 1999
Pages: 26

This paper begins with a brief description of existing international and domestic environmental law relating to climate change.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: March 1999
Pages: 24

Thank you for providing us with another opportunity to appear before this Committee to express our concerns about the establishment of investor-rights as part of Canada’s international treaty obligations.

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: March 1999
Pages: 6

The Multilateral Agreement on Investment is an international treaty for investor, corporate and property rights that was to be established under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: February 1999
Pages: 23

The Environment Management Amendment Act, 1998, (Bill 40) introduces a number of potentially very significant changes to British Columbia’s environmental management regime.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: July 1998
Pages: 8

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

Bill 12, the Mining Rights Amendment Act, 1998, was introduced into the BC legislature on April 22nd and rushed through to Second Reading on April 29th. It appears to have been developed in closed door discussions with the mining industry.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: April 1998
Pages: 4

Thank you Mr. Chair and Members of the Committee for inviting me here today. As you will know from the material we have provided, our Association has several broad concerns about the impacts of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI).

Author: Shrybman, Steven
Publication Date: February 1998
Pages: 39

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