Environmental Law & Government Policy
The following government acts and departments provide a good overview of Canada's current legislation, work and policies towards the environment.
Canadian Environmental Protection Act
An Act respecting pollution prevention and the protection of the environment and human health in order to contribute to sustainable development
The official site for policy and governmental initiatives under the Ministry’s mandate to conserve and protect Canada’s renewable resources. Includes domestic and international reports on climate change, pollution, sustainability, and legal questions relating to the environment.
Impact Assessment Act S.C. 2019, c. 28, s. 1
An Act respecting a federal process for impact assessments and the prevention of significant adverse environmental effects
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is a federal body accountable to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The Agency delivers high-quality impact assessments that contribute to informed decision making on major projects in support of sustainable development.
Natural Resources Canada
Natural Resources Canada develops policies and programs that enhance the contribution of the natural resources sector to the economy, improve the quality of life for all Canadians and conduct innovative science in facilities across Canada to generate ideas and transfer technologies.
Ontario's Ministry of the Environment and Energy
Publications and ruling on policy issues at the Ministry regarding air, water, and land conservation and pollution. The "Other Environmental Sites" yields a list of Canadian and United States environment-focused web sites.
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