Review of environmental impact assessments in Canada

The resource economy is very important for Canada and government projects can have great impact on the environment and the lives of indigenous communities. For this reason, Canada is undertaking a review of the decision-making process it uses for environmental impact assessments. The goal is to ‘regain public trust’ by consulting closely with and encouraging the participation of local and indigenous communities. The government has split jurisdiction for many of its infrastructure issues in order to be able to work in partnership with indigenous communities and consult the general public at all stages of the process. All records and reports produced, which include scientific evidence and indigenous knowledge, are made available online to the wider public.