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Feds’ ‘streamlining’ of environmental reviews could force constitutional showdown between Crown and aboriginal groups

AFN, ITK say Crown must consult on Bill C-38’s changes to environmental assessment process.

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Energy and mining projects: On May 29, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver told the Senate Committee on Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources that the changes in the Budget Implementation Bill would enable the responsible development of $500-billion in energy and mining projects over the next decade.

The federal government is investing $13.6-million over the next two years to “enhance” aboriginal consultation for major industrial projects, but Bill C-38’s overhaul of the environmental review process may violate the Crown’s duty to consult aboriginal groups.

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Feds’ ‘streamlining’ of environmental reviews could force constitutional showdown between Crown and aboriginal groups

AFN, ITK say Crown must consult on Bill C-38’s changes to environmental assessment process.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Energy and mining projects: On May 29, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver told the Senate Committee on Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources that the changes in the Budget Implementation Bill would enable the responsible development of $500-billion in energy and mining projects over the next decade.

The federal government is investing $13.6-million over the next two years to “enhance” aboriginal consultation for major industrial projects, but Bill C-38’s overhaul of the environmental review process may violate the Crown’s duty to consult aboriginal groups.

  

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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