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Bill C-69 Follow Up: BC-Federal Impact Assessment Cooperation Agreement
On June 21, 2019 Bill C-69 received Royal Assent. However the federal Impact Assessment Act ("IAA"), which will replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, is not yet in force.
Canada
18 Jul 2019
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Information Requirements And Time Management Regulations - Summary And Call For Public Comments
Bill C-69, which includes the proposed Impact Assessment Act (the "Act") is currently in the second reading of the Senate.
Canada
20 May 2019
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Modernization Of The Columbia River Treaty
Formal Negotiations between Canada and the United States to modernize the Columbia River Treaty began in May 2018.
Canada
10 May 2019
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BC Environmental Assessment Act – Significant Changes Proposed In Bill 51
On November 5, 2018, the British Columbia (BC) government introduced Bill 51 – 2018 Environmental Assessment Act (Bill-51)
Canada
13 Nov 2018
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Supreme Court Of Canada Confirms There Is No Duty To Consult Indigenous Groups In The Development Of Legislation
The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed in Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council) that there is no duty to consult Indigenous groups in the development of legislation.
Canada
12 Oct 2018
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Canada
11 Apr 2018
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The New Navigable Waters Regime
Among the extensive changes to the Canadian environmental legislation introduced through Bill C-69, the Federal Government will also amend the current Navigation Protection Act and rename it the Canadian Navigable Waters Act.
Canada
22 Feb 2018
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The Return Of The HADD: Canada's Proposed Amendments To The Fisheries Act
On February 6, 2018, the federal government introduced Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence.
Canada
21 Feb 2018
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Reconciliation With Indigenous Peoples Central To Overhaul Of Federal Environmental Assessment Process
Amongst the objectives underlying the overhaul to the current project assessment process is reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Canada
20 Feb 2018
10
Federal Impact Assessment Act – Does My Project Need An Assessment?
On February 8, 2018, Bill C-69 was introduced for first reading, Part 1 of which is the draft Impact Assessment Act to repeal and replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
Canada
19 Feb 2018
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Disclosure Of Private Impact Benefit Agreements Ordered In BC Treaty Right Infringement Case
IBAs between industrial proponents and Indigenous groups are becoming an important way for proponents to address regulatory risks and for Indigenous groups to benefit from industrial development in their traditional areas.
Canada
30 Jan 2018
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­­Implementation Of Modern Treaties: First Nation Of Nacho Nyak Dun v. Yukon
On Friday, December 1, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the Peel River case.The decision deals with the obligations of the Yukon Government to follow the land use...
Canada
11 Jan 2018
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Spiritual Sites And Ski Hills: Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia (Forest, Lands And Natural Resources Operations), 2017 SCC 54
The Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") rendered its decision in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia (Forest, Lands and Natural Resources Operations) on November 2, 2017.
Canada
7 Nov 2017
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ESTMA Update: Reporting Requirements Apply To Payments To Aboriginal Governments Effective June 1, 2017
In previous posts, from April, 20 2015 and June 2, 2015, we reported on the federal ESTMA and the requirements it imposes on companies to report certain types of payments made to governments.
Canada
31 May 2017
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The Seven Year Itch: The SCC Returns To Address An Unresolved Question Regarding The Crown's Duty To Consult Aboriginal People And The Legislative Process
On May 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear an appeal in an important case that could further define the nature and extent of the Crown's duty to consult Aboriginal people ...
Canada
19 May 2017
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Federal Environmental Assessment – What's Next – A Single Impact Assessment Authority
Over the past week, the Project Law Blog has been discussing the recommendations set out by the Expert Panel in its report entitled Building Common Ground – A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada, The Final Report of the Expert Panel for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes.
Canada
18 Apr 2017
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Indigenous Considerations In The Expert Panel Report On Federal Environmental Assessment Processes
Our April 7 post on the report of the Expert Panel reviewing federal environmental assessment processes noted that the report contains recommendations for greater inclusion of Indigenous peoples in federal environmental assessment processes.
Canada
12 Apr 2017
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B.C. Court Of Appeal Review Of The BC Environmental Assessment Process – Case Comment On Fort Nelson First Nation v. British Columbia
In Fort Nelson First Nation v. British Columbia (Environmental Assessment Office), 2016 BCCA 500, the B.C. Court of Appeal recently considered three issues involving the Reviewable Projects Regulation under B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Act:
Canada
9 Jan 2017
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"Supreme Court Of Canada To Hear Appeal On Yukon Peel Watershed Decision"
Update: On June 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear an appeal from Yukon Court of Appeal's Peel watershed decision.
Canada
14 Jun 2016
20
The Daniels Decision: All Aboriginal Peoples, Including Métis And Non-Status Indians, Are "Indians" Under Section 91(24) Of The Constitution Act, 1867
The Supreme Court's decision resolves a question of constitutional responsibility for Aboriginal peoples other than First Nations and Inuit.
Canada
18 Apr 2016
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