The New Federal Impact Assessment Act in Canada: Delivering on Reform Expectations?

21 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2018

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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: November 25, 2018

Abstract

The working paper provides an overview of the new Canadian Impact Assessment Act, with a focus on its key new provisions. We consider the new IAA in light of the governments’ own expectations, the findings of an Expert Panel set up to offer law reform recommendations and the literature on leading edge assessment processes. We conclude with our assessment of how the new Act in Canada measures up.

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

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard and Sinclair, A. John, The New Federal Impact Assessment Act in Canada: Delivering on Reform Expectations? (November 25, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3290255 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3290255

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute ( email )

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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
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A. John Sinclair

University of Manitoba - Natural Resources Institute ( email )

United States

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