Environmental Law

Section 2: Legislation that Protects the Environment

Other Federal Initiatives

The various threats to our environment are a chief concern of scientists and policy makers alike, and the Government of Canada is very much aware of the importance of the problem. As a result, the government has done a good deal more than pass legislation such as the statutes discussed in this lesson. One important statute is the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act ; but over and above legislation like this, the government has begun initiatives designed to improve the physical world we live in.

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