The Ten-Day Pause Period for Preliminary Screenings

Bill C-88 received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019. Titled An Act to amend the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Bill C-88 removed historic (2014) amendments related to amalgamation of the regional land and water boards and reinstituted other 2014 amendments, including a ten-day pause period after preliminary screening decisions.

The attached reference bulletin is about the ten-day pause period. Over time, practical guidance related to other aspects of Bill C-88 will be provided through notices, policies, or guidance materials.