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An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change regarding the NEB process.

Author: open letter
Publication Date: November 2015
Pages: 4

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) is not working for the environment, the public, or industry.

Author: Anna Johnston, Staff Counsel
Publication Date: November 2015
Pages: 6
Our analysis of relevant Canadian federal le
Author: Anna Johnston
Publication Date: October 2015
Pages: 12

The inclusion of environmental flow needs (“EFNs”) in the Water Sustainability Act (“WSA”) is a significant step forward in the management of our water resources in British Columbia.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: October 2015
Pages: 5
The eighteen legal challenges to the federal
Author: Gavin Smith, Justine Desmond
Publication Date: July 2015

On October 23, 2014,

Author: Anna Johnston
Publication Date: December 2014
Pages: 4
The Andrew Thompson award was established in 2002 by West Coast Environmental Law and the Thompson family as a legacy to Dr. Andrew Thompson, and was made possible through the generosity of the Thompson family.
Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2014
Pages: 2
As part of a broader review of the process of environmental assessment (EA) in British Columbia, the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) sought stakeholder advice on public participation in EA in BC.  
Author: Jessica Clogg; Anna Johnston
Publication Date: November 2014
Pages: 7

A letter to the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) regarding the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC).  We review the NAAEC's failure to address Canada’s recent actions in gutting a wide range of environmental laws, appar

Author: Andrew Gage, Anna Johnston
Publication Date: August 2013
Pages: 4

On February 26, 2013 a small group of opinion leaders and decision-makers from across BC came together to engage in a high level public dialogue about the challenge of managing the cumulative impacts of past, present and future human activities on BC’s ecosystems and communities, including the ev

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: March 2013
Pages: 10

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