Trudeau Liberals propose sweeping reforms to Harper-era environmental laws, National Observer ($)

By Mike De Souza 

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna introduced a set of proposals on June 29, 2017 to reform Canada’s environmental laws. (Source: File photo by Alex Tétreault)

The Trudeau government has proposed sweeping amendments to Canada’s environmental laws to reverse a series of “very controversial” changes implemented by the former Harper administration in 2012.

The proposals — packaged in a colourful 24-page document sprinkled with photographs of nature, graphics and other images — moves the federal government one step closer to delivering on a key Liberal campaign promise to restore public trust in federal oversight of industry. MORE>>