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Bill C-69 aims to expand and speed federal reviews but lawyers doubt process will be faster or cheaper

Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 8:18 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Lawyers are dubious that a proposed major overhaul of the federal environmental review and regulation processes will deliver more predictable timelines and speedier reviews to proponents of major projects, as vowed by the Trudeau government.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKennaBill C-69, the proposed Impact Assessment Act (IAA) introduced in the Commons Feb. 8 by federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, would reduce the current legislated timelines for reviewing projects from 365 days to a maximum of 300 days for assessments led by...