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Better rules would lead to more timely and predictable project reviews, and would encourage investment in Canada’s natural resources sectors. Project reviews would be rigorously managed to ensure that they are more timely. Companies would know what is required from them at the outset, giving them the clarity they need, including what is required for Indigenous engagement. A revised project list based on clear criteria would identify which types of projects would require a review, offering greater clarity about how the new rules apply.

How would these changes affect you?

Building a Better Impact Assessment System

  • Greater efficiency and consistency: a single agency would lead all impact assessments for major projects, working closely with regulatory bodies
  • Better early planning and engagement to improve project design and provide certainty
  • Greater coordination with provinces and territories to reduce red tape and duplication
  • Greater transparency, predictability and timeliness in decision-making
  • Continued government responsibility for final decisions
  • Until new rules come into effect, existing laws and interim principles for project reviews will continue to apply to projects under review.

A New Canadian Energy Regulator

  • Modern and effective governance
  • Greater transparency, predictability and timeliness in decision-making
  • Increased Indigenous participation
  • Better planning, more inclusive and earlier engagement
  • Energy resources being developed responsibly
  • Advancing a clean-growth economy
  • Better positioning Canada to maintain its global competitiveness
  • Strengthened safety and environmental protection

Restoring Lost Protections to Fish and Fish Habitat

  • More comprehensive legal protection for fish and fish habitat
  • Proactive measures to restore fish habitats and rebuild fish stocks
  • Clearer rules about permit requirements for major development projects
  • More consistent guidance for routine projects through use of codes of practice
  • A new online public registry to increase access to information and transparency

Protecting Canada’s Navigable Waters

  • Greater transparency, predictability and timeliness in decision-making
  • A new online public registry to increase access to information and transparency
  • Clearer rules about permit and notification requirements for projects affecting navigable waters
  • An efficient regulatory system that enables timely decisions on project proposals

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