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Understanding the New Federal Impact Assessment Process

Understanding the New Federal Impact Assessment Process

Posted Friday, February 9, 2018


Yesterday morning, after almost two years of consultation and development, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, introduced Bill C-69 “An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts” to Parliament. NATIONAL's experts in Ottawa share the highlights and implications of this important announcement.

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House of Commons set to return among heated debates

House of Commons set to return among heated debates

Posted Monday, January 29, 2018

Andrew Richardson


The House of Commons is set to return on Monday and while Prime Minister Trudeau will try to use this session to pass major legislation, but as he is about to find out, the opposition will want to talk about other less flattering issues.

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So You Want to Run for Office - Part 2

So You Want to Run for Office - Part 2

Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018

Andrew Richardson


Campaigns are tough, and as a function of pure mathematics, most candidates fail (sometimes repeatedly). So how do you beat the odds? How do you make sure you’re the one drinking from the keg of glory while your opponents are forgotten by history? In this second of a two-part series, Andrew Richardson, Consultant at NATIONAL’s Ottawa office, talks about the most challenging scenario any municipal candidates can face – unseating an entrenched incumbent.

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