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Omnibus budgets bills that transformed Canada’s environmental laws visited by the Federal Court

The Federal Court issued its decision in Courtoreille v Governor General in Council 2014 FC 1244 on December 19th.  In this case, Chief Steve Courtoreille – on behalf of himself and the Mikisew Cree First Nation – sought relief for the federal government’s failure to consult prior to introducing the 2012 omnibus budget bills which made significant changes to Canada’s environmental laws (see our summaries… 430 more words

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Dangerous Effects of Bill C-38

by Adrianne Tung, Alumni

Will Bill C-38 really bring destruction to Canada environmentally? Bill C-38 (also known as the “Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act”) sets out to Canada as an omnibus bill amending all types of pre-existing legislations. 459 more words

Global Issues

National Energy Board under fire after denying 920 Canadians requested status at Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion hearings

The National Energy Board’s selection process for participation in the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion hearings is being criticized for denying so many people the right to speak. 1,184 more words

Langara Voice Stories

Sacrificing the Fisheries Act in the name of Industry

After nearly a year and a half of living in legislative limbo, Canada’s new-look Fisheries Act came in to full force on November 25, 2013 [1]. 602 more words

Canada

Was the Oil and Gas Lobby Behind Bill C-38?

A report released in December 2013 by ForestEthics alleges that recent changes to Canada’s Environmental Assessment Act under Bill C-38 were drawn from a report from the Energy Policy Institute (EPIC), an organization whose members include all the major oil and gas companies. 235 more words

Seen and Heard: Jane Goodall on Conservation Policy and Reasons for Hope 


Denna Berg

Dr. Jane Goodall carries a stuffed animal monkey, named Mr. H, with her everywhere she goes. Why? “To make people smile,” she says, but also to remind people of hope. 797 more words

Public Policy

Federal laws protecting Canadian waters under threat

It has been about a year since the federal government introduced Bills C-38 and C-45 which have weakened Canada’s environmental laws.

Among other things, Bill C-38 contained significant changes to the Fisheries Act.  302 more words

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