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Strengthening the new environmental impact assessment law

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:12 PM | By Joshua Ginsberg

Where a resource extraction approval faces stubborn opposition, cue the laments for the rule of law. The project faced and bested a phalanx of legal hurdles, say proponents. It has navigated byzantine regulatory requirements and survived court challenges. Why can’t opponents accept the lawful results? After all, that’s why we have laws: to settle controversies with logic and evidence rather than messy political fracases.

You don’t have to be a lawyer to sense the naiveté: every Canadian paying passing attention to the recent battle over the...