Original language of petition: English
Under the Impact Assessment Act, as well as the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) provides scientific and technical information and knowledge to designated project assessments on subjects within the department’s mandate, including climate change, air quality, water quality, biodiversity, environmental preparedness and emergencies. This work includes reviewing proponent’s characterization of environmental effects and mitigation measures, and providing advice to decision makers on activities needed to mitigate these environmental effects.
For projects that are not designated, but are located on federal lands or utilize federal resources, ECCC can provide similar expertise upon request, particularly if it is anticipated that a federal permit or authorization may be required that is under ECCC’s mandate.
Wildlife habitat is important, including habitat on agricultural lands. That said, land use decisions of this nature fall within provincial jurisdiction. The federal government plays a role only in the event that a province has not put effective protection for the individuals, residences, or critical habitat of species at risk listed as Threatened or Endangered under the Species at Risk Act, and even then only if there is an order in place to enact that protection.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||2|