It’s hard to see how a new additional phase of consultation will reduce timelines.
The oil and gas industry accounts for almost 8 per cent of Canada’s GDP.
Bill C-69 overhauls the federal environmental-impact assessment process for resource projects.
The bill mandates taking account of the “gender” impacts of proposed projects.
Despite claims to the contrary, B.C. bill does not include First Nation veto over resource development
Bill leaves the vast majority of First Nations under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court’s consultation jurisprudence.
The chiefs want the government to shelve two bills currently under Senate review—Bill C-69 and Bill C-48.
Proposed legislation would radically revise the process of environmental assessment for major infrastructure projects including pipelines.
The bill says review committees must account for “any” scientific information and Indigenous knowledge.
Bill C-69 takes a flawed subjective process and makes it worse.