A blue heron in coastal wetlands

Coastal protection consultation

Government is consulting on legislation for the protection of coastal areas.

We want to hear your thoughts about how the legislation should balance protecting what we build near the coast with protecting natural ecosystems.

We like to build in sight of the sea, but this can interfere with the ocean’s natural processes and have significant consequences. Coastal areas like saltmarshes and coastal wetlands help filter out harmful substances and provide habitat for endangered species. Interfering with the normal, natural movement of these features, by building too close to the shoreline, for example, can damage sensitive coastal areas. Building too close to the shoreline also puts people’s investment in their property at risk and can threaten public safety.

We want to hear your thoughts as we draft this legislation. The survey is open from June 26 to August 17, 2018.

Feedback from the public

Our online survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please call 902-424-2547.

Start the online survey

Feedback from stakeholder groups

Stakeholder groups with an interest in this issue are invited to upload written feedback.

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