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August 04, 2020

Changes in place for Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act

On July 8, 2020, the Ontario Government proposed significant amendments to the Environmental Assessment Act (“EAA”) included in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 (“Bill 197”).  The changes stem from the Government’s Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan released by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (“MECP”) in November 2018 as well as a discussion paper, “Modernizing Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Program”, released in April 2019.

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