Workshop: Reforming Federal Environmental Assessment— Issues and Opportunities
The workshop will review the evolution and devolution of federal EA law and policy, and discuss law reform themes and opportunities. The objectives of the Workshop are to inform, learn from each other, and prepare participants who will engage in the federal review process.
As a campaign promise, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to review Canada’s environmental assessment process. To that end the federal government has appointed an Expert Panel to travel through Canada and garner public and stakeholder views on the current federal EA, as well as what changes could occur. The Expert Panel is open to public participation, and will be in Calgary November 21-23, and in Fort McMurray November 23-25. Input is also being accepted through an online "Choicebook" and via written submissions.
The Workshop will be led by Arlene Kwasniak, Professor Emerita, Law, University of Calgary, and long-time participant in federal EA processes.