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Filling the Gaps in the Federal Government Discussion Paper to Regain Public Trust in Federal Assessment

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Filling the Gaps in the Federal Government Discussion Paper to Regain Public Trust in Federal Assessment




By: Arlene KwasniakPDF Version: Filling the Gaps in the Federal Government Discussion Paper to Regain Public Trust in Federal Assessment Document Commented On: Environmental and Regulatory Reviews, Discussion Paper, Government of Canada, June 29, 2017 As explained in Professor Mascher’s July 13th ABlawg post the Government of Canada’s Discussion Paper outlines a series of “system-wide changes” the Government “is considering to strengthen Canada’s environmental assessment and regulatory processes”. The Discussion Paper remarks that the changes reflect the Government’s commitment to “deliver environmental assessment and regulatory processes that regain public trust, protect the environment, introduce modern safeguards, advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, ensure good projects go ahead, and resources get to market” (at 3). The Government seeks comments on the Discussion Paper up to August 28, 2017. Comments may be provided on canada.ca/environmentalreviews. The Government also continues to consult on the law reform initiatives. It promises to table its legislative changes in…



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