Streamlining Act

Gordon Campbell’s newly elected Liberal government declares British Columbia ‘Open for Business,’ passing the Significant Projects Streamlining Act and a new, more efficient EA Act in the hopes of minimizing barriers to project approvals. The proponent is assured of a more timely review. After five years of delays, opposition, and impact studies, the proponent has still not submitted a project report in compliance with the EA process.  The EAO issues a Transition Order, moving JGR to the more streamlined process, and specifies a deadline of Dec 31st for proponent to submit the required information.