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Policy primer: Liberals promise to address Impact Assessment law outrage without amendments

By Peter Mazereeuw      

How do you improve a law through its implementation? Policy documents are attempts to do just that, say Calgary experts.

Jonathan Wilkinson was sworn in as Canada's new environment minister on Nov. 20, and handed responsibility for the Impact Assessment Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Government officials are polishing off “guidance” documents that experts say could be used by new Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to make good on his promise to address criticisms of his government’s Impact Assessment Act without changing the law.

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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