Sign the petition for your right to a healthy environment
We, the people of Canada, believe:
Clean air, water and land keep us healthy and are a human right we’re all entitled to;
Canada's many plants and animals and our natural heritage should be protected for the benefit of everyone, now and into the future;
The beauty and diversity of nature are at the heart of what it means to be Canadian;
Canada should stand with more than 100 countries where the right to a healthy environment is recognized in law – including the constitution.
We therefore ask that:
1. The right to a healthy environment be incorporated into the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
2. All levels of government enact or strengthen legislation recognizing and protecting the right to a healthy environment.
Unlike the constitutions of over 100 countries, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms mentions nothing about our right to a healthy environment. The David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice are working together to change this.
If you believe that all Canadians should have the constitutional right to a healthy environment, please add your voice to this petition. We'll keep you informed about how you can help as we work toward using the country's highest law to protect the water, air and land we all depend on. Your signature will strengthen our request to our national leaders.
5123 people have signed the petition.