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B.C. Court of Appeal review of the BC Environmental Assessment Process – Case Comment on Fort Nelson First Nation v. British Columbia

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Introduction In Fort Nelson First Nation v. British Columbia (Environmental Assessment Office), 2016 BCCA 500, the B.C. Court of Appeal recently considered three issues involving the Reviewable Projects Regulation under B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Act: whether a letter from the Environmental Assessment Office (“EAO”) confirming a proponent’s interpretation of the Regulation is a judicially reviewable “decision”;… Continue Reading