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This law reform proposal seeks to ensure proactive disclosure of “public interest” records. This proposal was submitted to the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act on ...
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This paper addresses the urgent need for reform of the regulatory processes overseen by the National Energy Board with respect to pipeline construction on private land. Reform is needed to provide simple fairness and ...
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Gas wells and pipelines, many containing harmful pollutants, already surround a number of schools in northeastern British Columbia. This report prepared for the Peace Environment and Safety Trustees Society asks the ...
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As global demand for seaweed expands, a new commercial seaweed harvesting industry is emerging on Vancouver Island. This report warns that this harvest could have serious impacts on fisheries and sensitive coastal ...
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This book is a series of 35 short articles that describe key environmental law reforms the provincial government should consider. This book is put forward as an educational service to inform the public, government and ...
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Aging home heating oil tanks and systems are a growing environmental hazard. This report prepared for the Gorge-Tillicum Community Association examines the issues involved and makes recommendations for provincial and ...
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This report documents how British Columbia's provincial environmental assessment law is weak and discretionary when compared to other jurisdictions and makes 27 recommendations for reform.
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This report prepared for Living Oceans Society examines the potential financial liability Canadian taxpayers could face if there were a catastrophic oil tanker spill in the coastal waters of British Columbia’s north ...
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This report, presented to the District of North Cowichan Council on behalf of the Chemainus Residents Association, examines the council’s legal duties when making planning decisions and documents the long history of ...
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Prepared for Paths on Pender, this guide focuses on legal and administrative issues involved in establishing a car stop system, investigates carpooling systems in other communities, and offers recommendations.
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