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June 05, 2019

The Government of Canada is Seeking Input for a New Indigenous Knowledge Policy

Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts will change the assessment of project impacts in Canada.

A significant change is that Indigenous knowledge, culture, socio-economic and traditional land use considerations will be integral to the impact assessment process under the proposed Impact Assessment Act (IAA).  If passed, decision making under the IAA will include a consideration of Indigenous knowledge provided during the impact assessment of a project.

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