Input on environmental assessment process provided

  • December 22, 2016

The CBA’s Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section and Aboriginal Law Section have responded to an expert panel reviewing the federal government’s environmental assessment (EA) process. In an appearance on December 12, the CBA noted the process should incorporate scientific evidence, protect the environment, respect the rights of Indigenous peoples, and support socio-economic growth. 

The CBA emphasized the importance of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, and commented on a number of specifics including the purpose, role and scope of the federal EA process, regional studies and strategic EA, as well as public participation and the role if Indigenous communities.

After the appearance, the Sections provided further responses to specific questions from the expert panel.

Read the original submission and the follow-up letter.