Practitioner’s Guide to Federal Impact Assessments

Read the Government of Canada’s Statement on the Interim Administration of the Impact Assessment Act Pending Legislative Amendments, issued following the Supreme Court of Canada’s opinion on the Impact Assessment Act.

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This Guide includes policy frameworks and guidance, and templates organized by assessment phase and topic:

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