Ask your MP to support an environmental bill of rights

The right to a healthy environment is the simple yet powerful idea that all Canadians deserve to breathe fresh air, drink clean water, eat safe food and enjoy a stable climate.

More than 110 countries legally recognize their citizens' right to live in a healthy environment, but not Canada.

Canadians take immense pride in the natural beauty of our country, yet we are ranked 24th out of 25 wealthy industrialized nations on environmental performance. We can do better!

Since 2014, more than 107,000 Canadians have signed on in support of environmental rights. Volunteers have helped pass municipal resolutions across the country, and now about half the population of Canada lives in a municipality that supports the right to a healthy environment!

It's time to take it to the next level.

The federal government is reviewing Canada's environmental laws.

This offers a window of opportunity to pursue a federal environmental bill of rights. This would give Canadians greater control over decisions that affect the environment, by providing greater transparency and participation in environmental decision-making processes.

A new law would also be a major step toward the ultimate goal of enshrining environmental rights in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

By sending a message to your member of Parliament as well as the prime minister and minister of environment and climate change, you can help us show the federal government that this issue is important to Canadians.

 

 

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