September 26, 2019

Federal Paramountcy is Once Again Upheld in Court


In a judgment that was announced this Thursday, September 26, the Court of Appeal of Quebec concludes that the provincial approval processes provided in certain sections of the Quebec Environmental Quality Act (22, 31.1 and 31.1.1) are constitutionally inapplicable to projects that fall under exclusive federal jurisdiction, mainly federal public property, navigation, aeronautics, telecommunications, and interprovincial and international transportation.

Since this revolves around the Port of Quebec, COPA’s counsel will provide members with a more aviation-related interpretation in next week’s eFlight.

Click on this link to see more details of the decision (in English).

Photo above by Jeangagnon.