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 Trudeau government has committed to review environmental and freshwater legislation including the NPA, the Fisheries Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
(Photo above: Water samples collected from Sherbrooke Lake, Big Mushamush Lake, Little Mushamush Lake, Church Lake, Petite Riviere, Medway River, and Mersey River—all in the South Shore-St. Margaret’s constituency. Taken by the South Shore Chapter NS, The Council of Canadians.)