Do you have 2 minutes to show your love for water? Today is World Water Day – a day for all of us to celebrate this life-giving resource, take action to protect it, and support communities suffering without access to clean, safe drinking water, including right here in Canada.
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The Liberal government introduced Bill C-69 yesterday that made sweeping changes to Canada’s water, environmental and energy legislation. A closer look at the bill shows pipelines and power lines are still exempt from the act and raises questions about whether the act protects all waterways from dam projects.
Water Is Life summit speakers and participants were outraged that governments allow Nestlé and other water companies to take, control and sell water for a profit while failing to secure clean water for residents in Flint, Detroit, and many Indigenous nations.
There is no clear commitment from the Trudeau government to put pipeline or powerline reviews for these waterways back into the Navigation Protection Act.
By Emma Lui, published in The Hill Times, June 28, 2017
The list of broken election promises by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is growing longer, with another one added last week.
Last Tuesday, the Trudeau government tabled its response to the House Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities’ recommendations on the Navigation Protection Act (NPA), formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA).
The Trudeau government is poised to carry on the Harper government’s harmful legacy on water and leave 99% of lakes and rivers unprotected in Canada.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to develop a national program for protecting wetlands in Canada.
The Council of Canadians is supporting teachers who are educating young people about the lack of clean water in First Nations. The Council created this water drop for teachers working with their students to hold the Trudeau government to its promise of ending DWAs within five years (now four years).
This blog summarizes some of the key water issues in B.C. and provides some sample questions to ask election candidates at all-candidates debates, at their campaign offices or when they come to your door asking for support.
Statistics Canada released an updated water study today about freshwater supply and demand in Canada showing fluctuations in water yield - water runoff into streams and rivers - throughout 1974-2013 as well as seasonally. The study, Human Activity and the Environment 2016: Freshwater in Canada, provides statistics on freshwater supply and demand for each of the 25 drainage regions in Canada.