Robert B. Gibson is a professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. He has worked on improving assessment law and application since the mid-1970s.

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Sustainability in Canada’s environmental assessment

In June 2017, the federal government released the Environmental and Regulatory Reviews discussion paper. It reiterated its commitment “to deliver environmental assessment and regulatory processes that regain public trust, protect the environment, introduce modern safeguards, …

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Trading short-sightedly: DFAIT on the environment

In 1999, during preparations for the ill-starred Seattle gathering of the World Trade Organization, Canadian officials agreed to begin assessment of ”the domestic environmental implications of a new round of trade negotiations.” Initially, the work was …

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