Supreme Court Victory for Preserving Nature
Nature Canada is celebrating a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that the government violated its own environmental assessment legislation in a case involving the proposed Red Chris mine in British Columbia. The ruling also guarantees that the public would be consulted when any major industrial projects, including those involving metal mines and tar sands, are proposed.
The ruling comes after a successful appeal by Ecojustice on behalf of MiningWatch Canada.
For groups like Nature Canada, who keep a close eye on the implementation of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, this is a great victory. Read more about this victory.