Natural resources are driving economic growth across the country. They are creating good jobs, not only directly but also indirectly, in manufacturing, clerical work, skilled trades and financial services.
Through its plan for Responsible Resource Development, the Government of Canada is dedicated to enhancing Aboriginal engagement and consultation as part of our commitment to respecting Aboriginal Peoples’ rights as we move forward with the development of our natural resources.
The Government of Canada’s commitment to create a world-class marine tanker safety system through its plan for Responsible Resource Development is enhancing safety for shipping on both our east and west coasts.
One of the main goals of the Government of Canada’s plan for Responsible Resource Development is simple and straightforward: one project, one review, in a clearly defined time period.
The Major Projects Management Office initiative has helped to transform the approvals process for major natural resource projects by shortening the average review times from 4 years to just 22 months, and improving accountability by monitoring the performance of federal regulatory departments.
Changes proposed as part of Responsible Resource Development will focus on federal environmental assessment efforts on major projects that have a greater potential to cause adverse environmental effects.