May 24, 2012
In this issue of Focus on Mining, David Hunter, Nalin Sahni and George McKibbon (McKibbon Wakefield Inc.) discuss Canada’s new environmental assessment regime and what miners need to know.
As part of the federal budget, the government has proposed a complete overhaul of federal environmental assessment in Canada. The repeal and re-enactment of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (“CEAA”) and amendments to other federal environmental legislation amounts to the most significant change in federal environmental assessment (“EA”) since the legislation was first created decades ago.
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