It’s been four long years since the Liberals committed to establishing the Canada Water Agency to “keep our water safe, clean and well-managed.” It has been a remarkably slow process with a constantly delayed deadline. Now, it looks like the earliest we can hope for the Agency to begin fulfilling its mandate is sometime in early 2024.
Over the intervening years, thousands of our supporters have asked the Trudeau government to make the Canada Water Agency a truly capable and independent entity – one that could implement the human right to water and sanitation, improve standards for regulating dangerous contaminants such as lead in our drinking water, and protect our lakes and rivers from risky megaprojects.
Please take a moment to tell the Prime Minister that there is no time to waste. He must immediately fulfill his pledge to establish the Canada Water Agency and ensure it has the power and resources to be effective.