A Fair, Predictable, Credible, Transparent, and Efficient Environmental Assessment Process


CEA members believe that some of the fundamentals of CEAA (2012) should be maintained, including a limited number of Responsible Authorities (RAs), a focus on major projects, and set timelines. CEA also believes there are ways in which the CEAA (2012) could be improved to increase its credibility, to better align with the desire for reconciliation with Indigenous groups, and to restore and maintain public trust. Addressing the lack of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and regional environmental assessment (REA) is central to improving the existing process and providing a venue for addressing broader public policy issues and cumulative effects, as well as for providing authoritative guidance to project specific EAs.