Bill C-69 (currently before Canada’s Senate) has been much in the news, generating both strong support and strong opposition from different sectors of Canadian society. EIUI is co-sponsoring this public lecture, which will provide an overview of main elements of the Act, including its features such as early planning, sustainability criteria; broadened scope for positive and negative social, economic, health, and gender impacts; new measures to partner with Indigenous peoples, as well as requirements to take into account Indigenous-led assessments and Indigenous knowledge, rights and culture.
Bill C-69. Highlights of the Proposed New Impact Assessment Act
Speaker: Dr. Miriam Padolsky, Director, Science Policy Division, Canada Environmental Assessment Agency
Date / Time: Monday, 4 February 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Room 1016, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Dalhousie University, 6100 University Avenue
Biography: Miriam Padolsky is the Director of Science Policy at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Previously, Miriam worked at the Privy Council Office, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and Health Canada. She received a Ph.D. in sociology and science studies from the University of California, San Diego. Her research focused on the role of science in Canadian and Australian climate change campaigns.