Friday, April 27, 2012
With the release of the proposed new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, we can say a bit more about the possible impact of changes to environmental assessment on the right of the public to participate in assessments. Our initial analysis of Bill C-38 suggests that there is cause . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Who is silenced under Canada’s new environmental assessment act?
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, recently stated that proposed changes to Canada’s environmental laws will (if passed) prevent anyone who is not “directly affected” from speaking at environmental reviews. But public participation has always been central to environmental assessment. "Directly affected" is a narrow legal test that would . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: “Directly affected” silences hunters, fishers, landowners … and environmentalists