Webinar on the Federal Environmental and Regulatory Review Process

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The Sustainable Energy Initiative and MES/JD program at York University are pleased to announce their next webinar on the federal environmental and regulatory review process.

The webinar will be at 1PM EDT, Wednesday November 1st  in the Steadman Videoconference studio (120E) at York University and live on-line.  The review, set in motion in June 2016, is the most substantial re-assessment of federal environmental legislation in decades. The federal government issued a discussion paper on the review in June 2017 and public comments were received until the end of September. The government is now drafting specific legislative proposals for the reform of CEAA, the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act and National Energy Board Act.

The panel will focus likely directions and next steps in the process.

Speakers will include:

Anna Johnston, Counsel, West Coast Environmental Law - the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Review

Erin Flanigan, Federal Policy Director, Pembina Institute - the National Energy Board Review

Emma Lui, Water Campaigner, Council of Canadians - the Navigable Waters Act Review

Rick Lindgren - Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Review Process

Martin Olszynski - University of Calgary Faculty of Law - the Fisheries Act review.

All are welcome but space in the Steadman studio and for on-line viewing is limited. You must register on-line at

If registering for live on-line participation we ask that to the extent possible, you view the webinar with interested colleagues or friends, as capacity for live on-line participation is limited to about 50  participants. The webinar will be archived and posted for subsequent viewing as well.