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Feds in serious danger of betraying environmental assessment reform promises

By Jamie Kneen      

Their proposed changes to environmental assessment policy will do little to help bring us to a sustainable and just future.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is seeking Canadians' views until Aug. 28 on a government discussion paper proposing changes to environmental and regulatory processes. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Unless the Trudeau government takes a sharp turn, fixing Canada’s environmental assessment law will be just one more bold commitment it won’t deliver on. The recent discussion paper outlining the federal government’s plans suggests little more than tinkering with the 2012 devastating re-write of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act by Stephen Harper’s Conservative government.

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