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WCS Canada Comments on the Draft Policy Framework Assessment under the Impact Assessment Act, 2019 (IAA) in Ontario

Chetkiewicz, C., Ray, J., & O'Connor, C.


Abstract

With respect to Regional Assessment (RA), WCS Canada scientists have made the case for RA in the Ring of Fire since 2013. We previously submitted a number of public comments to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (Agency) including for a Regional Assessment (RA) in the Ring of Fire region in November 2019, identifying federal responsibilities and following Agency guidelines. The following year, we also provided substantive and referenced information to the Agency on the Information Sheet: Planning the Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area, to support the development of the Terms of Reference and Potential Agreement for the RA by the Agency and Ontario. Finally, we submitted comments and recommendations to the Agency on the Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire.

Recommended citation

Chetkiewicz, C., Ray, J., & O'Connor, C. (2023). WCS Canada Comments on the Draft Policy Framework Assessment under the Impact Assessment Act, 2019 (IAA) in Ontario. WCS Canada. https://wcscanada.org/resources/wcs-canada-comments-on-the-draft-policy-framework-assessment-under-the-impact-assessment-act-2019-iaa-in-ontario/

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Constance O'Connor

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