The Government of Canada is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of federal environmental and regulatory processes. This review includes the following:

  • Reviewing federal environmental assessment processes;
  • Modernizing the National Energy Board;
  • Restoring lost protections and introducing modern safeguards to the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act.

There have been many ways that Canadians have been able to get involved and participate in this process.

Review of federal environmental assessment processes

  • In August 2016, a four-person Expert Panel was established by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to review federal environmental assessment processes.
  • The Expert Panel spent months engaging the public, Indigenous groups, and stakeholders, both in person and online. The Panel went to 21 cities, received over 500 online submissions, and welcomed over 1,000 participants at engagement sessions.
  • The Expert Panel delivered its report to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
  • A public comment period was held on the report. Canadians can read what we heard by visiting
  • For more information, check out our FAQs.

Modernizing the National Energy Board

Visit to read what Canadians had to say about National Energy Board modernization.

Fish habitat protection

Visit to read what Canadians had to say about fish habitat protection.

Navigation protection

Canadians were invited to submit a brief up until December 7, 2016 and were also invited to share their views with the Minister of Transport and Transport Canada up until January 30, 2017.

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