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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

On November 7, 2012, Rachel Forbes of West Coast Environmental Law submitted comments to the Standing Committee on Envioronment and Sustainable Development on Division 21 of Bill C-45, which amends the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012.

Author: Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: November 2012
Pages: 14

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.

Author: Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: November 2012
Pages: 10

On November 21st, 2012, First Nations and environmental, recreation and grassroots groups supported by more than half a million Canadians issued an open letter opposing the federal government’s controversial second omnibus bill of 2012, Bill C-45.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association et al.
Publication Date: November 2012
Pages: 2

West Coast's submissions to the federal environmental assessment Review Panel on its Draft Public Hearing Procedures and Draft Procedures for Requesting Confidentiality for the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project. 

Author: Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: September 2012
Pages: 5

This publication is West Coast's written submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources study of Part 3 of Bill C-38.

Author: Forbes, Rachel
Publication Date: June 2012
Pages: 11

Does the federal omnibus budget bill make the grade on environmental assessment?

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association (R. Forbes & J. Clogg)
Publication Date: June 2012
Pages: 7

On  May 31st, 2012, Rachel Forbes of West Coast Environmental Law had the opportunity to present to the Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Finance on Part 3 of Bill C-38.  This publication is West Coast's written submission to the Subcommittee.

Author: Forbes, Rachel
Publication Date: May 2012
Pages: 11

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.

Author: Jessica Clogg, Rachel Forbes
Publication Date: March 2012
Pages: 1

Few legal interpretations have been as hot political issues or obscured in as much rhetoric. The question of whether Canadian trade obligations with the United States and more recently Mexico give the U.S.

Author: Rolfe, Christopher
Publication Date: February 2012
Pages: 4

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