In this report, Ecovision’s Stephen Hazell challenges British Columbia premier John Horgan’s claim that the province’s 2019 Environmental Assessment Act (BCEAA) is “world-leading”. “Not Yet a World Leader: Environmental Reviews of Metal Mines in British Columbia” finds that B.C actually lags other key jurisdictions by failing to assess some proposed metal mines that may have significant adverse effects.
Take action! Canadian mining companies and their subsidiaries are implicated in serious human rights abuses and environmental damage around the globe. Yet instead of establishing rules requiring Canadian companies to respect human rights and the environment, Canada continues to rely on voluntary measures for corporate accountability. Experience shows that voluntary measures don’t work. But there’s hope. Two new private member’s bills tabled in March 2022 could help protect people and the planet from corporate abuse — if they get enough support. Call on your Member of Parliament to take action and support Bill C-262 and C-263 today.