environmental policy

What’s the Deal with Canada’s updated Environmental Legislation?

ezra-jeffrey-87320-unsplash.jpg

Photo by Ezra Jeffrey on Unsplash

You may have heard the news that last month the Canadian Federal Government overhauled a number of different pieces of legislation including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Navigable Waters Act, Fisheries Act and the National Energy Board Act. These pieces of legislation inform the way that government protects the environment so these changes are significant. What will this all mean and how will these changes affect how implementation of legislation? No need to go read the new acts! Save yourself some time and let the Executive Director of the Environmental Law Centre explain the implications of these changes.

Terra Informer, Caitlin Macnab, spoke with Jason Unger to discuss whether these changes spell out greater transparency, public participation and environmental protection. Listen on!

Download episode now. 

Download program log here. 

Advertisements

Harry Potter’s Owls and Evidence for Democracy

This is Colonel Slade, the barred owl who came to the J.K. Rowling's Owls events put on by Project Hedwig at the Stanley Milner Public Library. She was nipping affectionately at Carly Lynch's finger. (Photo: Chris Chang-Yen Phillips)

This is Colonel Slade, the barred owl who came to the J.K. Rowling’s Owls events put on by Project Hedwig at the Stanley Milner Public Library. She was nipping affectionately at Carly Lynch’s finger. (Photo: Chris Chang-Yen Phillips)

This week on Terra Informa, we get a glimpse of how the magic of our favourite young wizard and his animal friends is inspiring people to get closer to real wildlife, and then we get to talk to Katie Gibbs, Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy, who explains how evidence-based decision making is withering away in the current Canadian political climate.

Download this week’s episode

(more…)