Following the release of the federal government’s discussion paper outlining proposals to strengthen environmental laws and p
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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.
In June 2017, the federal government announced proposed amendments to the Oceans Act, Canada’s flagship marine protection law.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO) submitted a report in February 2017, containing a series of recommendations that provide a sound basis for restoring lost protections to the Fisheries Act.
In 2016, the federal government launched a public review to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), providing an important opportunity to strengthen the regulatory process and ensure that Canada continues to have a modern, efficient and effective regulator.
On December 31, 2016 Environment Canada posted its notice of intent to establish the Scott Islands Marine National Wildlife Area.
In fall 2016, the federal government began a review of changes to the Fisheries Act, with the aim o
In 2015, the mandate letters for both the Minister of Transport and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and
In November 2015, the Ministers of Environment and Climate Change, Fisheries, Transport, Natural Resources, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Science were given the mandate to review Canada’s environmental assessment processes or to support that review.