BC adds aboriginal consultation to environment assessments – Vancouver Sun

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November 5, 2018

New legislation will refocus the environmental assessment process on aboriginal consent, early engagement, clear timelines and the consideration of other issues related to climate change, pollution targets and the effects of projects on future generations.

VICTORIA — B.C.’s environment minister has unveiled a sweeping re-write of the province’s environmental assessment rules, building in for the first time specific references to consultation with First Nations.

George Heyman said Monday his new legislation will refocus the environmental assessment process on Aboriginal consent, early engagement, clear timelines and the consideration of other issues related to climate change, pollution targets and the effects of projects on future generations.

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