OBA Environmental Assessment Primer Recap

  • February 16, 2022
  • Angela Dittrich

How has impact assessment (IA) and environmental assessment (EA) legislation evolved over the past fifty years in Canada? How will recent IA/EA amendments and modernization schemes impact environmental protection, meaningful Indigenous consultation, socio-economic benefits, and post-approval processes? The Ontario Bar Association’s “Environmental Assessment Primer” provided valuable insight into these questions as well as a comprehensive overview of the practice of environmental assessment law. This webinar featured four panels of seasoned practitioners who discussed recent changes to Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act,[i] the new federal Impact Assessment Act,[ii] ways to ensure meaningful public and Indigenous consultation within the EA process,[iii] and what happens following EA approvals.[iv]