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Implementing the Vision

From the Expert Panel's report:

In this section, we explain how our recommended vision can be put into practice. Our recommendations cover the assessment regime and its governance structure. They seek to ensure that the process, the resulting decisions and their implementation are inclusive, transparent and fair. We explain how assessment processes would start earlier and result in better and more-informed decisions. Our recommended approach seeks to build public confidence in the assessment process. We believe that public trust can lead to more efficient and timely reviews. It should also support getting resources to market.

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From the Expert Panel's report:

In this section, we explain how our recommended vision can be put into practice. Our recommendations cover the assessment regime and its governance structure. They seek to ensure that the process, the resulting decisions and their implementation are inclusive, transparent and fair. We explain how assessment processes would start earlier and result in better and more-informed decisions. Our recommended approach seeks to build public confidence in the assessment process. We believe that public trust can lead to more efficient and timely reviews. It should also support getting resources to market.

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  • 3.1 Governance Model

    over 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    To restore public trust and confidence in assessment processes, the conduct of impact assessments must respect the principles of being transparent, inclusive, informed and meaningful. Any authority given the mandate to conduct federal assessments should be aligned with these principles and: be open in process and decision-making; encourage participation from all corners; strive to ensure that participants feel engaged and their concerns have been considered; ensure decisions take into account science, facts and evidence; and ensure that the outcomes of the process are protective of future generations.

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    To restore public trust and confidence in assessment processes, the conduct of impact assessments must respect the principles of being transparent, inclusive, informed and meaningful. Any authority given the mandate to conduct federal assessments should be aligned with these principles and: be open in process and decision-making; encourage participation from all corners; strive to ensure that participants feel engaged and their concerns have been considered; ensure decisions take into account science, facts and evidence; and ensure that the outcomes of the process are protective of future generations.

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  • 3.2 Project Impact Assessment

    over 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    Project impact assessment is the cornerstone of the proposed impact assessment regime. These assessments should protect the physical and biological environment, promote social harmony and generate economic opportunities. A rigorous assessment process should achieve decisions that are considered fair to all parties. A new process should reflect the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Properly structured, a new project assessment process would meet these goals and contribute to a sustainable future for Canadians.

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    Project impact assessment is the cornerstone of the proposed impact assessment regime. These assessments should protect the physical and biological environment, promote social harmony and generate economic opportunities. A rigorous assessment process should achieve decisions that are considered fair to all parties. A new process should reflect the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Properly structured, a new project assessment process would meet these goals and contribute to a sustainable future for Canadians.

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  • 3.3 Monitoring, Compliance and Enforcement

    over 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    As the Decision Phase completes the “assessment” part of the impact assessment process, there is need for a post-impact assessment phase to address monitoring and follow-up related to conditions, as well as compliance and enforcement. These post-impact assessment elements are equally important to restore trust in assessment processes and ensure robust oversight.

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    As the Decision Phase completes the “assessment” part of the impact assessment process, there is need for a post-impact assessment phase to address monitoring and follow-up related to conditions, as well as compliance and enforcement. These post-impact assessment elements are equally important to restore trust in assessment processes and ensure robust oversight.

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  • 3.4 Discipline in Impact Assessment Time and Costs

    over 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    A well-designed and successful impact assessment process must provide clarity to all parties through predictable requirements and timelines. These attributes are essential to ensure that projects providing a net benefit to the country are approved and built.

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    A well-designed and successful impact assessment process must provide clarity to all parties through predictable requirements and timelines. These attributes are essential to ensure that projects providing a net benefit to the country are approved and built.

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  • 3.5 Regional Impact Assessment

    over 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    Regional impact assessment is used to assess baseline conditions and the cumulative impacts of all projects and activities within a defined region. In addition to being well-equipped to address the sustainability of development in various regions, particularly in relation to cumulative impacts, regional Impact assessment can also streamline project impact assessment to the benefit of proponents and communities alike.

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    Regional impact assessment is used to assess baseline conditions and the cumulative impacts of all projects and activities within a defined region. In addition to being well-equipped to address the sustainability of development in various regions, particularly in relation to cumulative impacts, regional Impact assessment can also streamline project impact assessment to the benefit of proponents and communities alike.

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  • 3.6 Strategic Impact Assessment

    over 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    The federal government has established plans, programs and policies (together, “initiatives”) to achieve goals in matters of national interest. Many of these matters have implications for projects and affect project impact assessments. Currently, however, very few of these national initiatives provide clear direction for project impact assessments.

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    The federal government has established plans, programs and policies (together, “initiatives”) to achieve goals in matters of national interest. Many of these matters have implications for projects and affect project impact assessments. Currently, however, very few of these national initiatives provide clear direction for project impact assessments.

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  • 3.7 Climate Change and Impact Assessment

    over 2 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and Canada has committed to take action to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels before 2030. To achieve this objective, Canada’s First Ministers developed a comprehensive plan, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (the “Pan-Canadian Framework”), which includes several initiatives to reduce emissions, build resilience to adapt to a changing climate, and accelerate innovation and adoption of clean technologies.

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    Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and Canada has committed to take action to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels before 2030. To achieve this objective, Canada’s First Ministers developed a comprehensive plan, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (the “Pan-Canadian Framework”), which includes several initiatives to reduce emissions, build resilience to adapt to a changing climate, and accelerate innovation and adoption of clean technologies.

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