SOURCE: West Coast Environmental Law

West Coast Environmental Law

May 01, 2016 08:30 ET

Media Advisory: Canada's Leading Thinkers Converge to Find Solutions on Environmental Assessment

Environment Minister to Speak at Expert Summit In Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - May 01, 2016) - Experts from across the country are gathering this week in Ottawa for a highly anticipated "meeting of the minds" to help shape the future of environmental assessment (EA) in Canada.

WHAT: 
The three-day Federal Environmental Assessment Reform Summit (May 1-3), organized by West Coast Environmental Law, provides a unique opportunity for academics, legal experts, Indigenous representatives and ministry staff to weigh in on solutions as the government prepares for an overhaul of its current system for approving new projects such as pipelines and mines. Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna will be in attendance on Monday morning to meet with participants and share remarks.

WHEN:
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - Opening Reception, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - Minister's Remarks, 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Room 12102, Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Avenue East
University of Ottawa
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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Anna Johnston
    Staff Lawyer
    West Coast Environmental Law
    ajohnston@wcel.org
    (604) 340-2304