OTTAWA – Law experts at Ecojustice are calling on the House of Commons environment committee to make important changes to Bill C-69, a sweeping proposal to overhaul three key environmental laws.
“While the government’s bill contains some important improvements, they fall short of the deeper reforms recommended by the government’s own expert panels,” said Joshua Ginsberg, Director of Legislative Affairs with Ecojustice. “Critical amendments must be made to each of the Acts in Bill C-69 to ensure we have strong laws to safeguard Canadians and the environment.”
The bill was tabled in February 2018 and introduced the Impact Assessment Act (to replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012), the Canadian Energy Regulator Act (to replace the National Energy Board Act), as well as a bill to amend the Navigation Protection Act.
Mr. Ginsberg is available to comment on the amendment proposals submitted to the Committee.