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.
Last Thursday, I presented to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on the Council of Canadians' position on the Navigation Protection Act, formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act. Find out why I was prevented from expressing the concerns of Council chapters and supporters.
Use these talking points to submit comments to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on its review of the Navigation Protection Act, formerly the Navigable Waters Protect Act, before Wednesday, December 7!
This is the last 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. This blog focuses on the theme Planning Environmental Assessment.