Pembina Institute comments on the Expert Panel Report on NEB Modernization

Publication - June 16, 2017 - By Erin Flanagan, Lindsay Wiginton

In this letter, we present our review of the NEB Panel report, which we have reviewed with a view to how to integrate across environmental law reform priorities. Further we have taken a view as to how the recommendations from the EA Panel can provide further or clearer direction to the Government of Canada as it relates to the environmental assessment of projects typically under jurisdiction of the NEB.

In our view, this is a case where the sum can truly be greater than the parts: the government’s next steps will determine whether Canada seizes this once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore trust in federal institutions, and establish a project review process aligned with the challenges of the 21st century.

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