Ottawa Emergency Townhall: Omnibudget bills and your environmental laws

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bill that claws back environmental legislation and greases the wheels for industry to pass through pipeline and other projects without regard for water and environmental protections. And this has been done without democratic debate.

Please join us for a public debate on how the Harper government’s omnibus budget bills affect water and environmental protection at our Emergency Townhall meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:30pm.

SPEAKERS:
Megan Leslie, NDP Deputy Leader and Critic for the Environment
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party
Ben Powless, Indigenous Environmental Network
Emma Lui, Water Campaigner, Council of Canadians
Moderated by: Anil Naidoo, Campaigner, Council of Canadians

DETAILS OF THE EVENT:
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:30pm
Location: Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street at Argyle, Ottawa

The April omnibudget bill (Bill C-38) replaced the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act with a new act that eliminated 3000 federal environmental assessments and weakened fish habitat protections by gutting the Fisheries Act. Now with C-45, the federal government is removing protections on 99% of lakes and rivers by replacing the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

These budget bills will have serious environmental consequences for generations to come. Please join us in a public debate on how we can reclaim democracy!

Help us circulate this Emergency Townhall meeting through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/529638057049204/ and by tweeting it to your friends using the hashtag #sinkharper.

This event is sponsored by Centretown United Church and the Council of Canadians