Should Canada’s unelected Senate weaken environmental laws?
Canada’s unelected Senate has turned what could have established Canada’s signature pieces of environmental legislation into a Bill that, if passed, would allow for decades of avoidable climate disruption.
Now's Our Chance: Pass Bill C69
In February 2018, after two years of consultations, the federal government tabled Bill C-69. Since then, the oil and gas industry launched a misinformation campaign to try and kill these needed reforms to Canada's environmental laws.
MPs and Senators Take Their Seats!
This week in Ottawa, the House of Commons and the Upper Chamber (fancy speak for the Senate) resume sitting. So where does that leave us with environmental law reform?
The Canadian Navigable Waters Act flows through parliament
Today, Bill C-69 - which includes the Canadian Navigable Waters Act, passed third reading in the House of Commons. The legislation still needs to pass the Senate before the law can take force.
Nahanni River of Forgiveness: An epic journey, a story of reconnection and reconciliation
Guest blog by Geoff Bowie, director and co-producer of the Nahanni River of Forgiveness Documentary. The Nahanni River currently lacks protections as a navigable water that is excluded from the schedule of the Navigation Protection Act.
Does Bill C-69 impede science by fogging the link between the environment and navigable waters?
The same waters that float a canoe, provide water for deer to drink, and for fish to swim. However, the political pen can fail to account for the full value of rivers.
What you had to say about navigable water protections
Earlier this year, we reached out to our most active supporters to learn how you want to continue to engage and mobilize. And you responded with opinions, hopes, and priorities for the protection of navigable waters.
Understanding Bill C69
We put together a few infographics to help you understand the impact of changes to navigable water protections over time.
Recommendations to parliamentary committee reviewing Bill C-69
Bill C-69 is being pushed through parliamentary Committee hearings at an unprecedented rate. We are worried that parts of this Bill, and especially those related to navigable waters, will go without adequate review and improvement.
Hap Wilson: Building Access to Water and Defending an Age-old Human Right
This piece is a guest blog by author, explorer, and trail builder Hap Wilson as part of our series weaving together the cultural, environmental, and historic significance of Canada’s navigable waters.