On February 6, 2013, the 2012 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development was tabled in Parliament. The report examines what the Commissioner perceives to be incongruences between federal programs to promote offshore oil and gas development and the environmental threats posed by such development. The report also examines, among other things, ways to protect ocean resources by establishing marine-protected areas and options for requiring financial guarantees from, and setting liability limits for, certain mining, shipping, offshore platforms and nuclear power activities.

For further information, please see the Report.

Jeff Gracer