Public Comment

Review of Environmental Assessment Processes

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has established an Expert Panel to review federal environmental assessment processes. Once the Expert Panel has completed its work in early 2017, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change will consider the recommendations in the Panel's report and identify next steps to improve federal environmental assessment processes. Deadline for submissions is December 23, 2016.

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Species at Risk Public Registry extended public comment to March 2017

On September 19th, 2016, the Government of Canada posted seven draft policies on the Species at Risk Public Registry. For more information, visit Get Involved> Public Consultations. Specifically, SARA is interested in your response to the following:

  • Do you find the policies clear and understandable?
  • Do you have any concerns or recommendations regarding these policies?

The seven draft policies include:

  1. Policy on Critical Habitat Protection on Non-federal Lands
  2. Policy on Protecting Critical Habitat with Conservation Agreements under Section 11 of the Species at Risk Act
  3. Policy on Survival and Recovery
  4. Policy Regarding the Identification of Anthropogenic Structures as Critical Habitat under the Species at Risk Act
  5. Approach to the Identification of Critical Habitat under the Species at Risk Act when Habitat Loss is Not Believed to be a Significant Threat to the Survival or Recovery of the Species
  6. Species at Risk Act Permitting Policy
  7. Listing policy for Terrestrial Species at Risk

Workers Compensation Act review

The legislative review committee responsible for conducting a comprehensive review of the Workers Compensation Act launched its public consultation until February 15, 2017.

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