ACTIVlist Update - February 8, 2018

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Does the new 'Canadian Navigable Waters Act' protect lakes and rivers from pipelines?
This morning, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna tabled the much anticipated Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Will today's announcement usher in new legislation to protect every lake and every river? We are expecting to hear more this morning about how the Liberals will fulfill their long-delayed October 2015 election promise to "restore lost protections" in the Navigable Waters Protection Act and "incorporate more modern safeguards" to protect lakes and rivers across the country.

WIN! Bill C-262 passes 2nd reading in 217-76 vote
The House of Commons has just voted in favour of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

 

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MEDIA RELEASE: New water legislation still fails to protect lakes and rivers from Kinder Morgan pipeline, says Council of Canadians



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