In 2015, the mandate letters for both the Minister of Transport and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and
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In fall 2016, the federal government launched a Canada-wide consultation with charities and the public on the rules under which charities should be allowed to speak out in Canadian society.
In fall 2016, the federal government began a review of changes to the Fisheries Act, with the aim o
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Following commitments by Canada's federal government to formalize a moratorium on oil tankers along the Pacific north coast, Transport Canada initiated a public engagement process to invite Canadians to share their views about how best to protect the coastline and marine environment.
This paper, published in the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice, provides an introduction to sources of Indigenous law and the theoretical underpinnings of Indigenous law-based approaches to contemporary environmental management in Canada.
On Oceans Day 2016, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and
In November 2015, the Ministers of Environment and Climate Change, Fisheries, Transport, Natural Resources, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Science were given the mandate to review Canada’s environmental assessment processes or to support that review.
In June 2016, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced that she would establish an independent expert panel to review Canada’s environmental assessment (EA) processes under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012).
The BC government is developing a strategy to better assess and manage the cumulative ecological and social effects of past, present and future developments.