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Achieving Sustainability: A Reception on Environmental Assessment Law Reform

EA Reception and Panel Discussion

In the coming months, the federal government intends to introduce significant changes to Canada’s environmental assessment law. The current process is not working for the public, Indigenous peoples, industry or the environment, leading to conflict, uncertainty and environmental risk.

Hear from industry, Indigenous and environmental experts on what needs to be included in this legislation to regain public trust and ensure environmental protection, a healthy economy and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Room 200, Sir John A. Macdonald Building
144 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON


  • Anna Johnston, West Coast Environmental Law Association
  • Pierre Gratton, Mining Association of Canada
  • Sara Mainville, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP

The Hon. Sheila Copps, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Environment (1993-1996), will moderate a panel and Q&A session.

Opening Reception — 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Panel and Q&A — 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Reception — 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Hosted by West Coast Environmental Law Association, MiningWatch Canada, Nature Canada and the Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Ottawa.

Co-sponsored by Linda Duncan, MP (Edmonton Strathcona) and NDP Critic for Environment and Climate Change; and Jonathan Wilkinson, MP (North Vancouver) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

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Event Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sir John A. Macdonald Building, Room 200