Author Archives: Arlene Kwasniak

About Arlene Kwasniak

Professor Emerita of Law. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Filling the Gaps in the Federal Government Discussion Paper to Regain Public Trust in Federal Assessment

By: Arlene Kwasniak PDF Version: Filling the Gaps in the Federal Government Discussion Paper to Regain Public Trust in Federal Assessment Document Commented On: Environmental and Regulatory Reviews, Discussion Paper, Government of Canada, June 29, 2017 As explained in Professor Mascher’s … Continue reading

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Federal Environmental Assessment Re-Envisioned to Regain Public Trust – The Expert Panel Report

By Arlene Kwasniak PDF Version: Federal Environmental Assessment Re-Envisioned to Regain Public Trust – The Expert Panel Report Report Commented On: Expert Panel on the Review of Federal Environmental Assessment Processes, Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in … Continue reading

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The New Alberta Wetland Policy: White Area Wetlands, Just a Pawn in the Game?

PDF Version: The New Alberta Wetland Policy: White Area Wetlands, Just a Pawn in the Game? Policy commented on:  Alberta Wetland Policy On September 10, 2013, the Alberta Government released its new Alberta Wetland Policy (“New Wetland Policy”).  The release … Continue reading

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The Responsible Energy Development Act and the Water Act – cloudy confluences

PDF version: The Responsible Energy Development Act and the Water Act – cloudy confluences After 18 consecutive hours of steamed debate Alberta Legislature passed Bill 2, the Responsible Energy Development Act, (REDA) into law on November 21st, 2012 (see Calgary … Continue reading

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Decapitating the Fisheries Act by removing the HADD: A Critique of the Rationale

PDF version: Decapitating the Fisheries Act  by removing the HADD: A Critique of the Rationale Decision considered: Federal government proposal to remove habitat protection from the Fisheries Act. The federal government of Canada proposes to remove the habitat protection provisions … Continue reading

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