Environmental Assessment, EA Expert Panel, Sustainability Assessment, Canada, Law Reform
The paper offers an overview and assessment of the key recommendations of the EA Expert Panel's report on the reform of the federal environmental assessment process in Canada. The paper covers the proposed application of the process, the process and institutions, the proposed approach to jurisdictional cooperation, the scope, the role of regional and strategic assessments, public participation, the role of indigenous peoples, and follow up and compliance. The paper concludes that the report offers a very useful blueprint for reform, but that many details have yet to be worked out.
Meinhard Doelle, "EA Expert Panel Report: A Preliminary Assessment of Canada's Proposed New Federal Assessment Process" (9 April 2017) online (blog): Dalhousie University Blogs < https://blogs.dal.ca/melaw/2017/04/09/ea-panel/ > [perma.cc/FF7C-PS36].