Factsheet - Water in Canada is left unprotected

97 lakes, 62 rivers and 3 oceans – that’s how many waterbodies are protected under the Navigation Protection Act since April 2014 when the act came into force. What’s more, lakes, rivers and other waterways have no protection at all from pipeline or powerline projects under the new act.

Take action! #Pledge2Protect a lake or river near you

Here are three simple steps you can take to #Pledge2Protect water:

  1. Gather a group of friends, family members or colleagues and go to your drinking water source or local lake or river.
  2. Take a photo with our sample signs and email it to webmaster@canadians.org so we can add it to our gallery of waterways.
  3. Contact your local MP and federal election candidates and ask them to #Pledge2Protect our lakes and rivers.
Thursday, March 19, 2015