The History of the Right to a Healthy Environment in Canada
David Suzuki Foundation
Authored by: David R. Boyd
Environmental rights policy and regulation, right to a healthy environment
Past attempts have been made to include the right to a healthy environment in the Canadian Constitution. These historical lessons can help us learn how to succeed in making necessary changes to recognize environmental rights.
The Importance of Constitutional Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is silent on the environment. Enshrining environmental rights in the Constitution is a critical priority that we need to act on now.
Constitutional Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment: Making a Difference in Canada
Enshrining environmental rights in Canada's constitution could improve air quality, drinking water safety and the health of our communities and children.