Today, the Council of Canadians’ Water Campaigner Emma Lui called on the federal government to restore and enhance protections for every lake and every river at the last day of the Standing Committee meetings on the Navigation Protection Act, formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act.
This morning I presented to the Standing Committee on Transport, Communities and Infrastructure via video conference at their last meeting to review the Navigation Protection Act (NPA), formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA). This is the act that was gutted by the former Harper government, leaving only 97 lakes, 62 rivers and 3 oceans protected under the act.
The Husky Oil accident report of November 17, 2016, attributed the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River to ground movement following heavy rains. The National Observer reports that the pipeline was built on unstable ground.