PFD | Environment

  • October 2017
    PFD | Environment
    Environmental authorizations

    Abolition of the requirement to provide a certificate of non-contravention of municipal bylaws

    By Sophie Prégent
    On March 23, 2017, the National Assembly of Québec adopted Bill 102, an Act to amend the Environment Quality Act to modernize the environmental authorization scheme and to amend other legislative provisions, in particular to reform the governance of the Green Fund.

  • September 2017
    PFD | Environment

    The power to withdray an environmental authorization without compensation

    By Marco Lagacé Lawyer
    In the context in which environmental protection is increasingly important and scientific knowledge is expanding rapidly, the new powers conferred to the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and its minister could considerably impact the activities of organizations that have been issued a certificate of authorization.

  • April 2016
    PFD | Environment

    Projects on land claimed by indigenous peoples: undertaking discussions

    By Yvan Biron
    Only a short distance from Québec's urban centres lies land claimed by Indigenous nations. Before planning any type of activity on claimed territory, including natural resource development projects, it is important to be aware of the potential impacts of Indigenous rights.