Environmental Planning and Assessment Caucus

Environmental Assessment Review Process
Materials related to the Expert Panel process to review federal environmental assessment processes established by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Environmental Assessment Reform Summit
In preparation for the Environmental Assessment Review Process, West Coast Environmental Law convened an EA Reform Summit in Ottawa in May 2016. The Summit web page has a whack of materials, both background readings and presentations, some of which are also available here. The Executive Summary sets out twelve interdependent pillars of a visionary new environmental assessment regime for Canada, distilled from the key principles and recommendations that flowed from the Summit (version française). The entire proceedings are also available.

Environmental Assessment Resources

Submissions to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency regarding proposed amendments to the Regulations Designating Physical Activities (“Project List Regulations”) — plus a letter from the Council of Canadians rejecting the process as too flawed to be useful.

Statutory Review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (7-year Review) 2011-2012
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development has been charged with undertaking the 7-year Parliamentary Review of CEAA. It held hearings from October 20 to November 25, 2011, and accepted written submissions until November 28, 2011. Transcripts and other documentation related to those sessions are available on the Committee's web page. We have compiled here as many of the written submissions as possible:

Discussion Documents for the 7-year Parliamentary Review of CEAA

In response to recent proposed changes to the CEAA, the EPA Caucus prepared the following documents to help groups take action on this issue. Please share widely.

Additional Resources

RCEN E-Bulletin

Steering Committee

Doug Badger
Environmental Action Committee, AB

Roberta Frampton Benefiel
Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, NL

Hugh Benevides
Montreal, QC

Meinhard Doelle
Ecology Action Centre, NS

Peter Duck
Bow Valley Naturalists, AB

Stephen Hazell
Nature Canada, ON

Joseph Hnatiuk
Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists, AB

Judy Huntley
Castle Crown Wilderness Coalition, AB

Anna Johnston (Co-chair)
West Coast Environmental Law, BC

Jamie Kneen (Co-chair and interim Caucus coordinator)
MiningWatch Canada, ON

Oscar Koren
Slovenian Sports Federation-Environmental Group, ON

Arlene Kwasniak
Alberta Wilderness Association, AB

Pat Moss
Northwest Institute, BC

Michael Poellet
Inter-Church Uranium Committee Educational Cooperative, SK

Gary Schneider
ECO-PEI (Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island), PEI

John Sinclair
Green Action Centre, MB

Anna Tilman
Watershed Sentinel, BC

John Werring
David Suzuki Foundation, BC