The New Federal Impact Assessment Act in Canada: Delivering on Reform Expectations?
21 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2018
Date Written: November 25, 2018
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
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