The Federal Environmental and Regulatory Review Processes: Integration or Disconnection?

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30

Presented by Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) at York University

In June of 2016 the Trudeau government announced a review of the federal environmental and regulatory review processes, as revised through the Harper government's Bills C-38 and C-45.   Since then four separate review processes have been set in motion. Expert panels have been established to review the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) and the Role of the National Energy Board (NEB), while parliamentary committees are conducting reviews of the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act (formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act. This seminar, presented by the Sustainable Energy Initiative and MES/JD program at York University, will look at what is happening under each of the review processes, and how they are, (or should be) connected. Our speakers will include:

  • Emma Lui, Water Campaigner, Council of Canadians – Navigation Protection Act Review
  • Erin Flanagan, Federal Policy Director, Pembina Institute – NEB Review 
  • Anna Johnston, Counsel, West Coast Environmental Law – Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Reform
  • Martin Olszynski, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary – Fisheries Act
  • Additional Speakers TBA.

Space for this event is limited for both the live and on-line audiences. Please be sure to register through the eventbrite site: