EA Expert Panel Report: Reflections on Canada's Proposed Next Generation Assessment Process

23 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2017

See all articles by Meinhard Doelle

Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; World Maritime University (WMU); Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute

A. John Sinclair

University of Manitoba - Natural Resources Institute

Date Written: April 27, 2017

Abstract

In this paper, we share our preliminary reflections on the Expert Panel Report on the reform of the federal environmental assessment process. The report, entitled: Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada, was released by Minister McKenna on April 5, 2017. The report is the result of an open and thorough public engagement process that heard from a large number of Canadians with a keen interest in EA. The Expert Panel Report offers a blueprint broadly consistent with proposals for next generation federal assessment. Some elements will require further thought, and much of the critical detail on how to make this new approach work remains to be worked out.

Keywords: environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, Canada, law reform

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard and Sinclair, A. John, EA Expert Panel Report: Reflections on Canada's Proposed Next Generation Assessment Process (April 27, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2959453 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2959453

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

6061 University Avenue
6061 University Ave
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

World Maritime University (WMU) ( email )

Fiskehamnsgatan 1
P. O. Box 500
Malmö, Skane 20124
Sweden

Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute ( email )

6061 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

A. John Sinclair

University of Manitoba - Natural Resources Institute ( email )

United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
89
Abstract Views
385
rank
287,905
PlumX Metrics