Advisory: Tzeporah Berman to testify on Bill C-69

Advisory: Tzeporah Berman to testify on Bill C-69

Monday April 08, 2019

Berman’s testimony will address the need for stronger environmental assessment legislation

VANCOUVER, BC — Renowned environmentalist and Stand.earth international program director Tzeporah Berman will testify at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET today in Vancouver, BC at the Senate standing committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on Bill C-69 (Impact Assessment Act and Canadian Energy Regulator Act / Various Other Acts), a bill to reform Canada’s environmental assessment processes.

What: Tzeporah Berman to testify on Bill C-69 

When: Monday, April 8, 2019. The hearing began today at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET. Berman’s testimony begins at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET.

Where: Pan Pacific Hotel Crystal Pavilion Ballroom A, 300-999 Place du Canada, Vancouver, BC

Meeting schedule: See the full schedule of speakers at https://sencanada.ca/en/Committees/enev/MeetingSchedule/42-1.

ATTENTION PHOTO/VIDEO EDITORS: Reporters are permitted to attend the hearing and record the testimony.

A printed version of Berman’s testimony is online at https://www.stand.earth/blog/communities-standing-big-oil/trans-mountain-pipeline/tzeporah-bermans-testimony-senate. Please compare the printed and in-person testimonies to resolve any discrepancies. 

Berman’s testimony will address the need for stronger environmental assessment legislation that includes:

  • A climate test in line with Canada’s international commitments to reduce climate pollution
  • Protection of the rights of the public to participate in the assessment process
  • Respect for the rights and title of Indigenous Peoples 

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Media contact: Sven Biggs, Climate & Energy Campaigner, sven@stand.earth, 778-882-8354