Media Release: Public Interest Groups at Supreme Court of Canada to Defend Federal Environmental Law from Alberta Challenge

This week, the federal government is defending its Impact Assessment Act (IAA) (formerly Bill C-69) at the Supreme Court of Canada. Last year, the Alberta Court of Appeal issued a non-binding opinion that the IAA is unconstitutional; the Government of Canada is appealing that opinion. The hearing will be heard on March 21 and 22.

Groups Ask Federal Government to Withdraw and Reconsider the Draft Policy Framework for Regional Assessments

CELA co-signed a joint letter to the federal government to identify numerous shortcomings in the proposed framework for regional assessments under the Impact Assessment Act. Authored by: Kerrie Blaise, Blaise Law Jill Blakley, University of Saskatchewan Cheryl Chetkiewicz, Wildlife Conservation Society…