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Supreme Court Finds Most of Impact Assessment Act Unconstitutional

ERIS Originals Blog - Supreme Court Finds Most of Impact Assessment Act Unconsitutional

by Jon Elliott
Founder & President,
Touchstone Environmental
Piedmont, CA

December 2023

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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