Government of Canada

 

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has established an Expert Panel to review federal environmental assessment processes.

 

The Expert Panel’s Terms of Reference outlines its mandate and the review process it will follow.

  • Starting on September 19 2016, the Expert Panel will hold in-person engagement events across Canada.
  • Canadians will be invited to participate in these events and will also have both online opportunities to provide their input.
  • Indigenous peoples will also be invited to participate online, through written submissions, and in targeted in-person engagement sessions
  • Learn more about how to participate in the Expert Panel’s review
  • Inviting Indigenous peoples and all Canadians to share their input on issues and engage in opportunities to improve federal environmental assessment processes is of utmost importance to the Expert Panel’s review.
  • Funding was made available to support the participation of Indigenous peoples. Although the application period for funding has ended, details on the program are available on the Government of Canada’s website for the review of environmental and regulatory processes.
  • Funding is also available to support public travel to participate in engagement sessions with the Expert Panel conducting the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes. Details on the public funding are available on the Government of Canada’s website for the review of environmental and regulatory processes. The application period ends on October 31st, 2016.
  • A Multi-Interest Advisory Committee made up of Indigenous organizations, industry associations and environmental groups has been established to provide advice to the Expert Panel as the Panel undertakes their review of environmental assessment processes and engages with Canadians.
  • The advice that the Advisory Committee provides to the Expert Panel will be posted on the Expert Panel's website. The Expert Panel will also include a summary of the Advisory Committee's advice in their report, which the Panel will provide to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, along with recommendations in January 2017.
  • Read more about the Multi-Interest Advisory Committee.
  • Once the Expert Panel has completed its work in early 2017, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change will consider the recommendations in the Panel's report and identify next steps to improve federal environmental assessment processes.

 

 

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