The Evolution of Federal EA in Canada: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

Meinhard Doelle


This working paper provides a brief history of federal EA in Canada, and then offers an overview of the federal environmental assessment process (CEAA) before and after major changes introduced in 2012. The paper concludes with a brief summary of issues raised in two judicial review applications recently filed with respect to the application of CEAA 2012.


Environmental Law; Law and Policy

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