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Bill C-38: Do you know what it means?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in At Issue | 0 comments

Do you understand the implications of Bill C-38, the so-called Omnibus Budget Bill that is before Parliament? It will bring about huge changes to the Environmental Assessment process. You might expect that this kind of change would involve a great deal of consultation and discussion, but, in this case, you’d be wrong. Bill C-38 is a budget bill, to which many other items have been added. It is 425 pages long and contains 752 clauses. As Kamloops 350, our main concern is with the environmental changes it proposes. Because it is set up as a budget bill, the sweeping environmental changes proposed are being reviewed by the finance committee of the government, instead of being debated openly by environmental experts. If you are concerned about this bill, you are not alone. Three former ministers of Fisheries & Oceans have...

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Deadline for Ajax questions coming up

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in At Issue | 2 comments

The deadline to add your questions to the draft for the Environmental Assessment has been extended to March 27.  Protecting the environment is everyone’s business!  Does the draft document satisfy your interests and concerns, or would you like to see additional items included for study?  Be sure to send your comments via e-mail to Ajax@ceaa-acee.bc.caor fax to 250-356-6448.  Alternatively, fill out the online form at http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca/pcp/forms/Ajax_form.html...

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