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Schedule 2

Schedule 2 is an inconspicuous name for legislation that is responsible for the destruction of freshwater bodies in Canada. It is a loophole in the Metal Mining Effluent Regulation (MMER) of the federal Fisheries Act that allows metal mining corporations to use lakes and rivers as toxic dump sites. Once added to Schedule 2, healthy freshwater lakes lose all environmental protections.

Alternative Federal Budget 2020 Water Policy

Water Policy – Alternative Federal Budget 2020 Recovery Plan

In 25 years of Alternative Federal Budgets, this edition of the AFB stands out: reflecting a chapter of history as ...
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NAFTA 2.0: Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps…

NAFTA 2.0: Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps…

It appears Canada will not be ratifying the new NAFTA unless the U.S. gets rid of steel and aluminum ...
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Factsheet: Bill C-69 water legislation

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Injunction hearing vs Site C scheduled for July 23-August 4

Injunction hearing vs Site C scheduled for July 23-August 4

The Council of Canadians Victoria, Cowichan Valley and Mid-Island chapters and organizer AJ Klein were at the Site C accountability ...
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Fredericton chapter at public meeting to oppose Sisson mine and Schedule 2 provision that allows mine waste to be dumped into freshwater

Fredericton chapter at public meeting to oppose Sisson mine and Schedule 2 provision that allows mine waste to be dumped into freshwater

The Council of Canadians Fredericton chapter was at a public consultation held by Environment Canada last night to express ...
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The Council supports Wolastoq camp, opposes Schedule 2 exemption for Sisson mine

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On November 14, 2017, the Fredericton chapter helped build a winter home for the Wolastoq Grandmothers Sisson Encampment against a ...
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The Council of Canadians stands with CUPE Local 2424 in Carleton University pension battle

The Council of Canadians stands with CUPE Local 2424 in Carleton University pension battle

Carleton University The Council of Canadians stands in solidarity with Local 2424 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), ...
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Some Site C transmission line logging work halted pending interim injunction hearing on July 23

Some Site C transmission line logging work halted pending interim injunction hearing on July 23

The Victoria, Cowichan Valley and Mid-Island chapters along with our Vancouver-based organizer AJ Klein were at the Site C accountability ...
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