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Navigable Waters Protection Act

Under the direction of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Conservative
government decimated the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA), delisting 99 per cent of lakes and rivers in the country from legislative protections.

International Day of Action of Rivers is March 14

International Day of Action of Rivers is March 14

Rivers provide clean, flowing waters for ecosystems, wildlife, and human communities. In recognition of the International Day of Action of ...
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Bill C69 passes Senate with pro-oil and gas amendments

Bill C69 passes Senate with pro-oil and gas amendments

Yesterday, Bill C-69 “An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the ...
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House of Commons committee debate on Bill C-69 (environmental reviews and water protection) should be extended!

House of Commons committee debate on Bill C-69 (environmental reviews and water protection) should be extended!

Green Party leader Elizabeth May has proposed 170 amendments to Bill C-69. The Council of Canadians has been raising numerous ...
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Toss Bill C-69 overboard and protect our water, Mr. Trudeau

Toss Bill C-69 overboard and protect our water, Mr. Trudeau

Cedar George-Parker addresses the crowd as protesters opposed to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline extension defy a court ...
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The Council says that Trudeau's Bill C-69 is another broken Liberal election promise

The Council says that Trudeau’s Bill C-69 is another broken Liberal election promise

Bill C-69 does not respect Indigenous rights and environment minister Catherine McKenna says the Kinder Morgan pipeline would have been ...
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Council of Canadians C 69 submission on energy and climate

Council of Canadians C 69 submission on energy and climate

*The following submission was sent to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development April 5, 2018.*  To: Members of the ...
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Trudeau won't send the Canadian Navigable Waters Act to Transport Committee for study

Trudeau won’t send the Canadian Navigable Waters Act to Transport Committee for study

Council of Canadians water campaigner Emma Lui writes that Bill C-69 includes changes to the Harper government's Navigation Protection ...
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Big Oil presents on federal water and energy laws at committee hearings

Big Oil presents on federal water and energy laws at committee hearings

Early February, the Liberal government introduced Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy ...
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