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Human activities like fishing, shipping and oil exploration increasingly put pressure on our oceans and marine life.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2018
Pages: 1

This infographic explains why Canada's marine protected areas (MPAs) need updated and stronger legal protections.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: May 2018
Pages: 1
Vision for Next-Generation EA in BC

The BC government's commitment to revitalize the provincial environmental assessment regime presents an opportunity to introduce bold new reforms that will help build public trust, advance reconciliation and achieve sustainability. 

Author: Multiple authors
Publication Date: May 2018
Pages: 2

This report, released by a coalition of leading Canadian environmental organizations, measures the federal government’s progress toward meeting its platform and mandate commitments on environmental issues across the country.

Author: Multiple Authors
Publication Date: May 2018
Pages: 65

This submission contains West Coast Environmental Law’s comments on the BC government’s 2018 Policy Intentions Paper on spill preparedness and response in BC.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association
Publication Date: April 2018

In February 2018, the federal government tabled Bill C-69, which contained new legislation to replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

Author: Anna Johnston
Publication Date: April 2018
Pages: 36

In February 2018, the federal government tabled Bill C-68, which contained crucial amendments to the Fisheries Act.

Author: Linda Nowlan, Maryann Watson
Publication Date: April 2018
Pages: 15

In February 2018, the federal government tabled Bill C-69, which contained proposed amendments to the renamed Canadian Navigable Waters Act (formerly the Navigation Protection Act).

Author: Andrew Gage
Publication Date: April 2018
Pages: 7

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy’s mandate letter commits him to “revitalize the environmental assessment process” in B

Author: West Coast Environmental Law, Ecojustice, University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre, Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation
Publication Date: April 2018
Pages: 14
Q+A on Impact Assessment Act

On February 8, 2018, the federal government tabled Bill C-69, which included a proposal to replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 with the new Impact Assessment Act (IAA).

Author: Anna Johnston
Publication Date: March 2018
Pages: 20

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