March 7, 2014 (Ottawa) – Nature Canada will be present on Parliament Hill today to signal our strong support for NDP MP Nycole Turmel’s private member’s bill protecting Gatineau Park. Gatineau Park is both a local and national treasure right here in the heart of the National Capital Region and it is badly in need of this kind of protection.
Nature Canada is adamant in its support for Bill C-565, which would protect the park’s biodiversity for future generations by, among other things, conferring legal protections and prohibiting the sale of public land that makes up the park.
About Nature Canada:
Nature Canada is the oldest national nature conservation charity in Canada. Over the past 75 years, we’ve helped protect over 63 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and the countless species that depend on this habitat. Today, we represent a network of over 45,000 members & supporters and more than 350 nature organizations in every province across Canada.
Our mission is to protect and conserve nature in Canada by engaging Canadians and by advocating on behalf of nature.
Monica Tanaka, Communications Coordinator, Nature Canada
613-562-3447 ext 241