Decision-makers need to know how important the right to a healthy environment is. Your letters helped get Bill S-5 passed and made decision-makers consider Bill C-219. Although Bill S-5, an Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, passed last spring and acknowledged this right for the first time at the federal level, it remains confined to that specific legislation. Bill C-219 aimed to extend this recognition across broader federal laws.
We are disappointed that Parliament failed to approve Bill C-219 for consideration by committee, and we hope you will continue the conversation about how important it is for Canada to recognize everyone’s right to a clean and healthy environment.