Environmental and Regulatory Reviews

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On August 28, 2019, the Impact Assessment Act, the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, and the Navigation Protection Act came into force. This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated.

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A proposed new impact assessment system

Proposing better rules for major project reviews to protect Canada's environment and grow the economy.

A new Canadian Energy Regulator

Ensuring access to safe, affordable and reliable energy and guiding Canada's transition to a low-carbon economy.

Restoring lost protections to fish and fish habitat

Strengthening the protection of all fish and fish habitat for future generations.

Protecting Canada’s navigable waters

Protecting the public right of navigation by bringing forward the Canadian Navigable Waters Act.

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Latest news, facts and infographics about the status of the proposed legislation.

Parliamentary process

Stay informed as the proposed legislation goes through the Parliamentary process.

What the changes may mean for you:


Read more about how the proposed better rules would give companies the certainty and clarity they need from the start and lead to more timely and predictable project reviews, encouraging competitiveness and investment in Canada’s natural resources sectors.

Indigenous communities

Read more about how the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous peoples to get to better project decisions while advancing reconciliation.


Read more about how project reviews would assess what matters to Canadians: broadening assessments to also include environmental, social and health impacts, as well as impacts on Indigenous peoples, jobs and the economy over the long-term.

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