Emma Lui at paint night in Vancouver.
Council of Canadians campaigner Emma Lui organized a paint night in Vancouver last night, and regional organizer Brigette DePape organized a similar event in Winnipeg on September 23.
In 2012, the Harper government gutted the former Navigable Waters Protection Act through omnibus bills. C-38 removed pipelines and power lines from provisions of the Navigable Waters Protect Act while C-45 significantly reduced the Act's scope over waterways. Maude Barlow has commented, "The Harper government killed the Navigable Waters Protection Act, stripping protections from 99 per cent of lakes and rivers in Canada. Major pipelines and inter-provincial power lines now have the green light to cross over and under more than 31,000 lakes and 2.25 million rivers without federal scrutiny."