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The historic NDP/Green alliance in British Columbia has committed to "Immediately employ every tool available to the new government to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the seven-fold increase in tanker traffic on our coast, and the transportation of raw bitumen through our provin

Author: Jessica Clogg, Eugene Kung, Gavin Smith, Andrew Gage
Publication Date: June 2017
Pages: 8

Indigenous peoples have been governing marine territories using their own legal traditions since time immemorial. For the most part, Indigenous legal orders have not been recognized or upheld in the governance of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Canada.

Author: Georgia Lloyd-Smith
Publication Date: June 2017
Pages: 16
Paddling Together Report

The combined effect of hundreds of thousands of different approvals, licences and unpermitted activities have combined over time to degrade our natural life support systems – the web of life that we are part of, and depend upon, to sustain our cultures and economies.

Author: Jessica Clogg, Gavin Smith, Deborah Carlson, Hannah Askew
Publication Date: June 2017
Pages: 120
Oceans 20 Workshop

Please see below to download materials for the Oceans 20 Interdisciplinary Workshop on Canada's Oceans Act (June 13-15, 2017).

AGENDA + ATTENDEES

Author: Multiple Authors
Publication Date: June 2017
Linking Science and Law

In 2015, Canada’s federal government made a public commitment to reach Aichi Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, by protecting 5% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by 2017, and 10% by 2020.

Author: Linda Nowlan, Maryann Watson
Publication Date: May 2017
Pages: 12
MPA Progress

Different countries have different laws governing the creation of marine protected areas (MPAs). This chart shows the main MPA law or policy from each country, and demonstrates the progress being made in marine protection in different parts of the world.

Author: Linda Nowlan
Publication Date: May 2017
Pages: 1
KM Trans Mountain Legal Brief

This briefing note summarizes some of the legal risks facing Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project. It includes a summary of ongoing litigation and a discussion about additional legal risks, including developments in Canadian, International and Indigenous law.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law Association, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust
Publication Date: May 2017
Pages: 6
Modernizing the Fisheries Act

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO) submitted a report in February 2017, containing a series of recommendations that provide a sound basis for restoring lost protections to the Fisheries Act.

Author: (Multiple Authors)
Publication Date: May 2017
Pages: 5
Evolution of MPAs

Canada's federal government has made commitments to protect 5% of our ocean space by 2017, and 10% by 2020 – but how much progress is actually being made to meet those goals? And how does marine protection in Canada compare to similar efforts around the world?

Author: Linda Nowlan
Publication Date: May 2017
Pages: 2

West Coast Environmental Law is leading an initiative to explore the implementation of coastal flood protection approaches that also protect and possibly enhance coastal and aquatic ecosystems.

Author: SNC Lavalin Inc
Publication Date: April 2017
Pages: 25

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