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In March 1999, the government of British Columbia announced that it was considering privatising and turning over up to 30,000 hectares of public land to logging giant MacMillan Bloedel (MB), and removing up to 91,000 hectares of existing private land from
The following submissions build upon and clarify our submissions of June 10, 1999. The two submissions should be read together, as points raised earlier have not necessarily been repeated below.
West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) understands that the terms of reference of the MacMillan Bloedel (MB) Settlement Agreement Consultation Program include: determining whether the proposed land transfers to MB can be done without infringing aboriginal ri
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.
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.
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.
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.
This paper begins with a brief description of existing international and domestic environmental law relating to climate change.
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).