Impact Assessment Act Implementation

Canada’s Impact Assessment Process Overview is a legislative requirement for Canada Port Authorities to assess potential environmental, health, social, and economic impacts of proposed projects.

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Impact Assessment Act Implementation

Canada’s Impact Assessment Process Overview is a legislative requirement for Canada Port Authorities to assess potential environmental, health, social, and economic impacts of proposed projects.

ACPA is advocating for an impact assessment process that balances and builds upon existing port assessment and consultation practices, environmental protection, trade, and community and indigenous relations.

Currently, when CPAs develop trade-enabling projects, they already prioritize environmental protection, engage in comprehensive impact assessments, and consult widely with communities and Indigenous partners.

Impact assessment, as established through the Impact Assessment Act – 2019, is the process used to determine environmental, social, economic, gender, Indigenous and community impacts of large projects.  With the exception of those that pose no significant harmful or adverse effects, all CPA projects are subject to this Act.

The government is in the process of implementing the Act. To ensure that port projects are approved and implemented in timely manner, ACPA is advocating for an assessment process that is efficient, fair, predicable, transparent, and builds on existing processes and frameworks.

To learn more about the Impact Assessment Process Overview, please CLICK HERE