Today, the Trudeau government tabled the long-awaited draft legislation for the Navigation Protection Act. Despite the government’s claim that all navigable waters are protected, the amendments leave the controversial schedule of lakes and rivers in place and do not include current projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline.
“We’re deeply disappointed that the Trudeau government’s new legislation does not safeguard the 1355 waterways that Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline crosses,” says Emma Lui, water campaigner for the Council of Canadians. “The proposed amendments are confusing and it’s challenging to tease out how the government plans to protect all waterways. We will continue to review the amendments to try to make sense of them.”
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