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Quebec eyes environmental overhaul

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Luis Millan

The Quebec government has introduced a long-awaited ambitious bill that has been guardedly welcomed by business and environmentalists alike as it is expected to simplify the provincial environmental approval regime by making it clearer, more efficient, more predictable and transparent.

Bill 102, the most significant overhaul of the Quebec Environmental Quality Act (EQA) since it was adopted in 1972, is widely expected to have significant repercussions on the environmental assessment procedure and on the authorization of industrial projects carried out in Quebec if it is adopted...