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Developing The Vision

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From the Expert Panel's report:

In this section, we outline recommendations about the purpose of impact assessment, the importance of co-operation among jurisdictions, integrating Indigenous considerations into impact assessment processes, enabling meaningful participation and ensuring evidence-based decision-making. Each of these aspects is fundamental to ensuring that federal impact assessment is robust and responds effectively to what we heard across the country.

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From the Expert Panel's report:

In this section, we outline recommendations about the purpose of impact assessment, the importance of co-operation among jurisdictions, integrating Indigenous considerations into impact assessment processes, enabling meaningful participation and ensuring evidence-based decision-making. Each of these aspects is fundamental to ensuring that federal impact assessment is robust and responds effectively to what we heard across the country.

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  • 2.1 Purpose of Federal Impact Assessment

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    15 Jun 2018
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    Impact assessment aims to identify and address potential issues and concerns early in the design of projects, plans and policies. In so doing, it can contribute to the creation of positive relationships among various interest groups, including reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous peoples.

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  • 2.2 Co-operation among jurisdictions

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    08 May 2017
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    Impact Assessment creates challenges for Canada’s system of government, with the requirement that a broad range of information be collected and evaluated but with no government having full authority to regulate all impacts. Federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and Indigenous governments may each have responsibility for the conduct of Impact Assessment, but each level of government can only regulate matters within its jurisdiction.

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  • 2.3 Indigenous Considerations

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    08 May 2017
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    Over the course of its journey from coast to coast to coast, the Panel heard from Indigenous Peoples about their fundamental connection to the land. This connection includes the relationship between humans and the landscape in a holistic, interconnected framework. The Panel heard about how the land and waters, and all the resources that flow from them, are not only the source of all life and Aboriginal rights and title, but also the source and keeper of their history, their future and their laws.

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  • 2.4 Public Participation in Impact Assessment

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    08 May 2017
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    Meaningful public participation is a key element to ensure the legitimacy of Impact Assessment processes. It is also central to a renewed Impact Assessment that moves Impact Assessment towards a consensus-building exercise, grounded in face-to-face discussions.

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  • 2.5 Evidence-based Impact Assessment

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    08 May 2017
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    Science, facts and evidence are critical to a well-functioning Impact Assessment process. Whether for collecting data, analyzing results or establishing monitoring and follow-up programs, the quality of science contributes to a trusted process and credible outcomes.

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