This is the second part in a four-part blog series that aims to help people to participate in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) consultations organized by the federal government and to advocate for better assessment and protection of water.
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This four-part blog series will help people to participate in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) consultations organized by the federal government and to advocate for better assessment and protection of water, through:
This week the review panel for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) launched dates for its public consultations along with its website.
Last week I met with the BC’s Minister of Environment Mary Polak, the Assistant Deputy Minister Kaaren Lewis and Manager of Watershed Sustainability Ian Graeme to talk about the Water Sustainability Act.
Statistics Canada released updated numbers to their water yield study today. In 2010, it released a study that found that there was an 8.5% decrease in renewable water sources – water from rain and snow – from 1971-2004.
What an incredible World Water Day this year! Over 30 Council of Canadians chapters organized events and actions in communities from coast to coast. Paris became the latest Blue Community. The B.C. Supreme Court ruled against the dump site at Shawnigan Lake. And Montreal is considering a city-wide bottled water ban!
The Trudeau government released its first budget yesterday on World Water Day. Coming out of a decade of gutted environmental legislation, crippling budget cuts to freshwater protections and muzzling of scientists, environmental organizations, water activists, Indigenous leaders, scientists and others were eager to see what changes the Trudeau government would make that would signal a genuine shift away from the Harper government’s harmful legacy on water.
BC Premier Christy Clark and the BC government were in Ottawa on February 4, 2016 pushing the federal government to approve the Petronas-led proposal for an LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal on Lelu Island (also known as Lax U'u'la), even though the people of Lax Kw'alaams and their hereditary leaders have said no.
On Saturday, President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the city of Flint’s ongoing water crisis. The move will direct up to $5 million in federal aid to provide immediate assistance to families and residents whose water has been contaminated by lead at nearly 900 times the limit set out by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Nestlé has made a conditional offer to purchase the Middlebrook Well in Elora, Ontario, formally owned by the Middlebrook Water Company. Nestlé wants to test the water first - for up to 60 days over a two year period - for quantity and quality and has applied for a Permit to Take Water with the Ontario government.