About The Report:

The Impact Assessment Act (IAA) came into force in August 2019, replacing the widely criticized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 . Is the IAA meeting the government’s commitment to new legislation that would “restore robust oversight and thorough environmental assessments of areas under federal jurisdiction”? Released in mid-2021, this report focuses on implementation of the planning phase, and examines implementation along the following five themes: climate and sustainability; meaningful public participation; looking at the big picture; multijurisdictional collaboration and respect for Indigenous rights and authority; and science and Indigenous knowledge.

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