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Tanker Ban Brief 2017

In January 2016, West Coast Environmental Law Association released Keeping Our Coast Clean: Frequently Asked Questions About an Oil Tanker Ban on BC’s Pacific North Coast, in response to th

Author: Gavin Smith
Publication Date: January 2017
Pages: 14

On December 31, 2016 Environment Canada posted its notice of intent to establish the Scott Islands Marine National Wildlife Area.

Author: Linda Nowlan, Maryann Watson
Publication Date: January 2017
Pages: 9
Green Waterfront Design Charette Report

The Green Waterfront Design Charrette brought together design experts and staff from five British Columbia municipalities, including planners, engineers, sustainability specialists, emergency managers and biologists.

Author: Deborah Carlson, Deborah Harford et. al.
Publication Date: December 2016
Pages: 104

In September 2016, an Expert Panel launched a public review of Canada’s environmental assessment processes.

Author: Anna Johnston
Publication Date: December 2016
Pages: 36

In fall 2016, the federal government launched a Canada-wide consultation with charities and the public on the rules under which charities should be allowed to speak out in Canadian society.

Author: Jessica Clogg
Publication Date: November 2016
Pages: 19

In 2015, the mandate letters for both the Minister of Transport and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and

Author: Andrew Gage
Publication Date: November 2016
Pages: 8

In fall 2016, the federal government began a review of changes to the Fisheries Act, with the aim o

Author: Linda Nowlan
Publication Date: November 2016
Pages: 36

West Coast Environmental La

Author: Decolonizing Water
Publication Date: October 2016
Pages: 2

Following commitments by Canada's federal government to formalize a moratorium on oil tankers along the Pacific north coast, Transport Canada initiated a public engagement process to invite Canadians to share their views about how best to protect the coastline and marine environment.

Author: Gavin Smith
Publication Date: September 2016
Pages: 11
JELP Article

This paper, published in the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice, provides an introduction to sources of Indigenous law and the theoretical underpinnings of Indigenous law-based approaches to contemporary environmental management in Canada.

Author: Jessica Clogg, Hannah Askew, Eugene Kung, Gavin Smith
Publication Date: September 2016
Pages: 24

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