Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:
As Parliament begins to rewrite Canada’s laws on environmental assessment, pipeline regulation and protection of fish habitat and navigable waterways – I am adding my voice to thousands of others who want stronger protections for nature.
Canada is currently on the wrong path. Fifty percent of Canada’s wildlife species are in decline. Unsustainable development projects continue to be approved. Our environmental laws should not allow this.
The draft laws are a good first step, but don’t go far enough to reverse biodiversity loss and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
We therefore urge you to take this once-in-a-generation opportunity to make further improvements to get the laws right!