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Discussion paper-review of environmental and regulatory processes

Wed. Aug. 2, 2017

The Government of Canada is currently seeking input on their discussion paper on the federal review of the environmental and regulatory processes. A public comment period on the discussion paper is currently underway until August 28, 2017 at Canada.ca/environmentalreviews.

Drawn from extensive consultations, Expert Panel reports and Parliamentary studies conducted over the past 12 months, this paper outlines potential reforms to rebuild trust and modernize Canada’s environmental and regulatory processes, including a review of: the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, the National Energy Board Act, the Fisheries Act, and the Navigation Protection Act.

The proposed approach outlined in the discussion paper is based on the guiding principles of early, inclusive and meaningful public engagement, Indigenous partnerships, and timely decisions based on the best available science and Indigenous knowledge.

The Government of Canada therefore invites you to this ongoing consultation and invite your input.