Stand Tall For Environmental Law: Pass Bill C-69!
Join us at 9:30 am on Friday, April 12 at for a news conference and special hearings about restoring federal environmental protections while the Senate Environment Committee is at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg to hear from the public on Bill C-69.
We need to show the Senate Committee that reforming our environmental laws has broad support and they should not let the oil and gas industry stand in the way of protecting our planet.
When: Friday, April 12, 9:30 am to 11 am,
Where: Hotel Fort Garry, Gateway Room, 222 Broadway Ave, Winnipeg. Treaty 1 territory.
In 2012, the oil industry wrote its own environmental laws via the Harper government and Canadians and our ecosystems have been paying the price ever since. Anybody who followed the National Energy Board’s botched review of the Trans Mountain pipeline project knows we need to restore public confidence in our environmental assessments.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected on a promise to fix this broken review regime and after two years of consultation with industry, environmental and Indigenous groups his government proposed Bill C-69. It passed the House of Commons last June and is now in the Senate.The bill is far from perfect, but it’s a decent compromise that is miles ahead of the current laws.
Industry is running a smear campaign against the bill and is lobbying to try and kill the bill in the unelected Senate. In the worst case, the bill could be stalled and abandoned when the next federal election is called. We can’t let that happen.Want to learn more about Bill C-69 and the current Senate hearings? Our Climate Campaigner Peter McCartney channels his inner John Oliver and talks about it in this video:
Together, we can reverse the damage done to Canada’s regulatory process and restore credible project reviews.