The federal Impact Assessment Act proposed in Bill C-69 mandates the government to weigh the positive and negative impacts of projects that affect the environment, considering factors such as climate change, potential harm to watersheds and endangered species, public safety, and Indigeno
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West Coast Environmental Law joins 33 environmental, justice and community organizations to urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Catherine McKenna to institute a robust approach to climate accountability to ensure we do not miss our targets.
In late October 2018, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans launched a brief study for Motion 154: Situation of Endangered Whales.
In 2017 the BC government committed to reform environmental assessment (“EA”) in the province in order to “ensure the legal rights of First N
Together with Ecojustice, Pembina, Georgia Strait Alliance and Organizing for Change, West Coast Environmental Law Association has been insisting that BC’s climate action needs to be transparent, accountable and ambitious.
Following a successful constitutional challenge to legal restrictions on the public policy activities of charities in 2018, the federal Minister of Finance sought comment on proposed legislativ
As BC prepares its Budget 2019, West Coast Environmental Law is challenging it to begin tracking the costs that climate change is increasingly imposing on the province.
The Haíɫzaqv Tribal Council (HTC) is engaged in many governance building processes to uphold their jurisdiction over their territory, as their ancestors have done for the past 14,000 years.
BC communities face a rising tide of climate costs. Prior to the 2018 municipal election, West Coast Environmental Law has produced Climate Law In Our Hands: A Resource for Local Government Candidates.
In July 2018, the federal government published a discussion paper, “Developing a Strategic Assessment of Climate Change,” which proposes key processes and questions to guide an assessment of how to better consider climate in environmental assessments.