The events of the past two weeks have forced people around the world to confront some uncomfortable truths about our society. The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police is a tragedy – one that is all too familiar following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, and so many other Black lives lost, both in the United States and here in Canada.
Wondering how you can get more involved in efforts to safeguard nature, communities and the climate through law?
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After COVID-19, let's build BC back better – in ways that fight climate change, inequality & injustice.
We are facing a climate emergency and a biodiversity crisis. Canadians are already experiencing floods, fires, ecological disruption and as our planet continues to warm, our collective well-being is deeply under threat.
There is still time to chart a course to a safe future for all – but we won’t be able to stop this crisis without federal investments in climate action and nature conservation and biodiversity protection.
The BC government is developing a “climate preparedness and adaptation strategy to help ensure that communities across BC can prepare for a changing climate.” Now the government wants to hear from you about how climate change is affecting you, and what needs to be done to prepare in your community. You can have your say until January 10th, 2020 at 4pm.
Groups launch petition demanding full disclosure by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY (VANCOUVER, BC) — A growing number of voices — including First Nations, economists, and environmental organizations — are demanding the federal government release its updated cost for building the Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX). The federal government has not provided information to Canadians — who, as taxpayers, are on the hook for the multi-billion amount — for almost two years, despite construction delays.
In June 2019, Canadians celebrated the passing of a series of important federal environmental laws – including the Impact Assessment Act and Canadian Energy Regulator Act (Bill C-69) and the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act (Bill C-48). Bills C-69 and C-48 overhauled Canada’s broken environmental assessment process, strengthened energy regulation, and banned crude oil supertankers on the Pacific north coast.
It was called “Canada’s climate election,” and as the dust settles we can celebrate that 63% of votes cast were in favour of parties that made strong climate promises.
However, Canada has an unfortunate history of making strong climate promises, setting ambitious targets and then not delivering. We need strong laws that make sure that this cannot be allowed to happen again.