EA Expert Panel Report: A Preliminary Assessment of Canada's Proposed New Federal Assessment Process
10 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 9, 2017
The paper offers an overview and assessment of the key recommendations of the EA Expert Panel's report on the reform of the federal environmental assessment process in Canada. The paper covers the proposed application of the process, the process and institutions, the proposed approach to jurisdictional cooperation, the scope, the role of regional and strategic assessments, public participation, the role of indigenous peoples, and follow up and compliance. The paper concludes that the report offers a very useful blueprint for reform, but that many details have yet to be worked out.
Keywords: environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, Canada, law reform
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