More Money For Nature

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Stephen Hazell
Director of Conservation
and General Counsel

Nature is coming into focus… on Parliament Hill. Nature will likely be a big priority in the few months for the federal government. Groups like Nature Canada are leading the call for a historic investment for Nature in the budget – in fact, calling for $1.4-billion in the next budget.

Environment Minister McKenna has requested a “major spend” in the next budget on environment and nature. Support for this has been bolstered by more than 100 MPs and Senators who signed  a letter sent to Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

As well, thousands of Canadians have also written to the Finance Minister and their local MPs requesting more funds for the protection of nature.

This month will likely also see the introduction of various environmental laws. After months of cross country consultations and recommendations, many are predicting a bill could be tabled early in February.

We believe this is a one in a generation opportunity to improve and strengthen our environmental laws. Why not sign on to our call to defend our air, water, lands and help prevent species from going extinct.

To read more on the request in the budget, click here.

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