On October 13, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that most provisions of the federal Impact Assessment Act (IAA) — those addressing “Designated Projects” and not subject to direct federal involvement — are an overreach of federal authority.
The court deemed them to be unconstitutional intrusions by Parliament into areas reserved for provincial authority, setting into motion a chain of events that may greatly impact our industry.
This article reviews which IAA requirements no longer affect Designated Projects and what the implications are of this recent event for the industry
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