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Expert Panel Recommends Significant Changes to Canada’s Environmental Assessment Regime

Posted in Aboriginal and Environmental Issues

The following post by Joanna Rosengarten and Bryn Gray on our Canadian ERA Perspectives blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: Expert Panel Recommends Significant Changes to Canada’s Environmental Assessment Regime

On April 5, 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada released the report of an external Expert Panel that was established in August 2016 to review the scope and process of federal environmental assessments under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (“CEAA 2012”). The Expert Panel’s Report contains numerous recommendations which, if implemented, would result in a fundamentally different federal environmental assessment (“EA”) … Continue Reading

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Free, Prior and Informed Consent – Where does Canada go from here?

Posted in Aboriginal and Environmental Issues, Environmental Issues, Mining

In 2015, Canada’s new federal government committed to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Declaration). This has generated significant attention in the mining and natural resource sectors due to the Declaration’s potential incompatibility with Canada’s constitutional and legal framework for Aboriginal rights and consultation, particularly the potentially broad interpretation of “free, prior and informed consent” (FPIC) as a veto right against resource development and administrative and legislative decision-making. While FPIC is a potential game changer, ultimately its impact in Canada will depend on how it is interpreted.… Continue Reading

McCarthy Tétrault releases sixth annual Mining in the Courts

Posted in Class Actions, Mining

McT_Mining_in_the_Courts_Book_Cover_JAN2016_3DWe are pleased to bring you the newest edition of our popular book, Mining in the Courts, Year in Review. Developed by McCarthy Tétrault, Mining in the Courts, Year in Review, Vol. VI provides an overview of legal developments and case law updates on matters that impacted the mining sector in the past year, and offers our perspective and insights on issues important to the industry. The publication is ideally suited to mining executives and in-house counsel looking to understand the impact of recent decisions on their business and investment strategies.

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