Together, we are working to build better environmental laws for future generations. Along with other environmental groups and scholars, we have prepared a series of detailed proposals for reforming these federal environmental laws for consideration by the government.
Bills to replace or amend some of Canada’s most important federal environmental laws were introduced into Parliament on February 8 2018. These include legislation to replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and National Energy Board Act, and amend the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore and strengthen legal protections that were eliminated or weakened by the previous government. With other environmental groups and scholars, we prepared proposals for reforming these federal environmental laws. In addition, we will be commenting on the bills, testifying in legislative committees in the House of Commons and Senate to propose amendments that strengthen these laws.
This is a critical year for laws that protect Canada’s nature as several draft laws were introduced into government. Please join thousands of other Canadians using their voice to tell Parliamentarians to improve our environmental laws and stand up to industry lobbyists!