Expert Panel Recommends Significant Changes to Canada’s Environmental Assessment Regime

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The following post by Joanna Rosengarten and Bryn Gray on our Canadian ERA Perspectives blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: Expert Panel Recommends Significant Changes to Canada’s Environmental Assessment Regime

On April 5, 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada released the report of an external Expert Panel that was established in August 2016 to review the scope and process of federal environmental assessments under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (“CEAA 2012”). The Expert Panel’s Report contains numerous recommendations which, if implemented, would result in a fundamentally different federal environmental assessment (“EA”) process to the one that is currently in place.

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