Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Tag

On July 6, 2012, the new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA, 2012) – along with the Regulations Designating Physical Activities (RDPA) - came into force by Order-in-Council.  The RDPA plays a central role in the federal environmental assessment scheme.  With the exception of individual...

West Coast Environmental Law released a report card yesterday that "measures the final content of Bill C-38 - the omnibus Budget Bill passed Monday by the House of Commons - against a checklist of principles endorsed earlier this year by over 55 Canadian organisations coast...

There is significant rhetoric around how the federal and provincial governments have duplicative and therefore inefficient environmental assessment processes. The federal government has fully bought in on it and has indicated its intent to remove itself from many environmental assessments. I for one find the duplication...

  By Adam Driedzic and Laura Bowman   Federal Budget Bill hides major changes in Environmental Assessment Law   The federal budget bill tabled on March 29th 2010 includes buried changes to the federal environmental assessment regime.  Bill C-9 is sweeping omnibus legislation, coming in at over 900 pages...