On October 24 and 26, 2016, the FNQLSDI held two workshops on the ongoing review of federal environmental and regulatory processes in order to foster the sharing of information and to promote the active involvement of the First Nations in Quebec in the process.
October 24 was devoted to the Federal environmental assessment processes (associated with the CEAA) and the Modernization of the National Energy Board. The meeting objective was to identify issues and ways to take better account of the First Nations interests and rights in this process, and also to prepare interested parties to their meeting with the expert committee on the next day.
On October 26, issues raised on the previous day were discussed and various avenues for the future were identified. This workshop was also devoted to the remaining issues of the Review, namely The Fisheries Act and The Navigation Protection Act.
- Workshop information
- Workshop agenda
- Oct 24: FNQLSDI presentation on the environmental assessment process and consultation of First Nations
- Oct 24: Graeme Reed (Assembly of First Nations) presentation on the federal environmental assessment process
- Oct 24: Brian Craik and John-Paul Murdoch (COMEX and COMEV) presentation on the Cree experience in environmental assessment
- Oct 24: Morgan Kendall (O’Reilly and Associates) presentation on the NEB processes and its modernization
- Oct 26: Catherine Lambert Koizumi (AGHAMM) presentation on issues and significance of fisheries for First Nations
- Oct 26: Andréanne Demers and Judy Doré (DFO, Regional ecosystems management branch) presentation on the Review of the Changes to the Fisheries Act
- Oct 26: FNQLSDI presentation on the principal changes to the Fisheries Act and preliminary identification of issues by the First Nations working group
- Oct 26: Tania Monaghan (Assembly of First Nations) presentation on the Navigation Protection Act: issues for First Nations