Dec. 16, 2020

Professor appointed to advisory council

Professor Martin Olszynski has been appointed to the Advisory Council on Impact Assessment

Announced on December 14, 2020 by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, the Council will advise the Minister on whether the new impact assessment regime is achieving its intended objectives to be efficient, transparent, predictable, capable of identifying issues early in the process, and support decision-making in the public interest. As a first step, the Council will examine the governance of the regime, the early planning phase for impact assessments and regional and strategic assessments.

Council members were appointed based on their diverse and varied backgrounds relevant to impact assessment, governance, and decision-making in the public interest. The composition of the Council reflects a balance of experience, gender and regional diversity. In addition, several members represent the interests of First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis peoples and bring a strong Indigenous perspective to the Council.

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