Among the extensive changes to the Canadian environmental legislation introduced through Bill C-69, the Federal Government will also amend the current Navigation Protection Act and rename it the Canadian Navigable Waters Act ("CNWA"). Key changes to the navigable waters regime include:
- A comprehensive statutory definition of 'navigable water' that broadens the ...
In 2016, the Government of Canada began reviews of federal environmental legislation and the National Energy Board (NEB). At the same time, Parliamentary standing committees undertook reviews of changes to federal fisheries and navigable waters laws. Reports from those four processes were released earlier in 2017.
The Government of Canada has now released a ...
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