In February 2018, the federal government tabled Bill C-69, which contains a new Impact Assessment Act to replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. At the same time, it released two consultation papers on supporting regulations.
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In Canada, nearly 90 per cent of plastics end up incinerated, or in our landfills, lakes, parks and oceans. Once in the environment, they contaminate ecosystems, kill wildlife, and leach toxic chemicals. It’s time for Canada to deal with its plastic production, waste, and pollution problem. It’s time for government action.
The BC government's commitment to revitalize the provincial environmental assessment regime presents an opportunity to introduce bold new reforms that will help build public trust, advance reconciliation and achieve sustainability.
This report, released by a coalition of leading Canadian environmental organizations, measures the federal government’s progress toward meeting its platform and mandate commitments on environmental issues across the country.
This submission contains West Coast Environmental Law’s comments on the BC government’s 2018 Policy Intentions Paper on spill preparedness and response in BC.
In February 2018, the federal government tabled Bill C-69, which contained new legislation to replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
In February 2018, the federal government tabled Bill C-69, which contained proposed amendments to the renamed Canadian Navigable Waters Act (formerly the Navigation Protection Act).
In February 2018, the federal government tabled Bill C-68, which contained crucial amendments to the Fisheries Act.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy’s mandate letter commits him to “revitalize the environmental assessment process” in B
In early 2018, BC Attorney General David Eby reiterated commitments to introduce legislation to protect British Columbians from SLAPP suits (strategic lawsuits against public participation).