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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 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-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

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
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
Better laws to reduce ocean plastics

Every year, Canadians remove over 100,000 kilograms of trash that accumulates on shorelines. But clean-ups don’t address the root problem of plastics reduction – Canada needs binding legal solutions to prevent and mitigate plastic pollution.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: March 2018

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

Author: Multiple authors
Publication Date: March 2018
Pages: 18
SNTC Telling the RELAW Story

The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC) has spearheaded a multi-year effort to engage all Secwépemc communities in a conversation about how to best achieve

Author: Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: March 2018
Pages: 8

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