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Government of Canada moving forward with environmental assessment review

Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, meets with members of the Expert Panel who will be reviewing environmental assessment processes. (CNW Group/Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)

The Government of Canada took the next step to deliver on its commitment to review and restore confidence in Canada's environmental and regulatory processes. This is essential to ensure that decisions on major projects are based on science, facts, and evidence, including traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples.

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Fort McMurray fires cut production, drop Canada's GDP in May

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Real gross domestic product falls in May

Canada's real gross domestic product (GDP) dropped 0.6 percent in May thanks to reduced non-conventional oil extraction - a direct result of the Fort McMurray wildfire and evacuation, according to Statistics Canada. That drop was the largest monthly decline since March of 2009.

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Liard Basin one of the largest shale gas resources in the world, new assessment shows

The Liard River winds through the Yukon and northeastern B.C., where the Liard Basin contains significant shale gas resources. – Photo by Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce, via Flickr. Used under Creative Commons license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode).

The National Energy Board (NEB), the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, the Yukon Geological Survey, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey and the British Columbia Ministry of Natural Gas Development has released the first detailed study estimating the marketable unconventional natural gas resources in the Liard Basin.

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New interim review standards announced for natural resource projects

Aerial view of a mining site in Wood Buffalo. (Photo by Province of Alberta, used under Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.)

The Trudeau government has announced interim standards for environmental assessments on major resource-based projects that will slow down, but not restart, key pipeline projects including Kinder Morgan’s TransCanada expansion as well as TransCanada’s Energy East proposal.

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