There are many reasons to be critical of the lack of federal leadership when it comes to the stewardship of Canadian water resources – not least among them is the lack of a meaningful federal water policy.
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The West Coast Environmental Law Association welcomes the opportunity to make submissions to assist the Minister of Forests (the "Minister") in his decision whether to consent to the acquisition of MacMillan Bloedel Limited ("MB") by Weyerhaeuser Company
Please Note: Preserving British Columbia's Coast - A Regulatory Review was originally published as a web-based HTML document. It has been converted to a .pdf file, but in doing so some of the formatting and annotation functionality has been affected.
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 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.
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 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.
This paper begins with a brief description of existing international and domestic environmental law relating to climate change.