WHAT IS BILL C-69?
On June 21, 2019, Bill C-69 received Royal Assent by Parliament. This lengthy Bill enacts, amends and repeals a number of federal environmental statutes.
For example, Bill C-69 replaces the existing Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012(CEAA 2012) with the new Impact Assessment Act(IAA). The purpose of this briefing note is to provide a concise overview of the information-gathering and decision-making process set out in the IAA in relation to major projects that require federal approval under the Act.