You helped encourage the Senate to pass Canada’s first environmental justice law!

Thank you for joining the call for the Senate to support Bill C-226 and establish Canada’s first national environmental racism and environmental justice strategy.

This new law requires the federal government to develop and regularly report on a strategy to prevent environmental racism and advance environmental justice. This is a long-awaited and hard-fought first step in bringing justice to communities that have suffered the disproportionate burden of environmental risk, climate disaster and pollution.

This passage serendipitously comes almost one year after the enactment of Bill S-5, which established the legal right to a healthy environment. Together these two landmark laws put Canada on a path to taking deliberate action to protect all people in Canada from environmental harm.