Bill C-69 step in the right direction on environment

Canada needs stronger environmental laws

Bill C-69 step in the right direction on environment

I am writing in support of Bill C-69 which is currently before the Senate.

Canada needs stronger environmental laws and while not perfect, Bill C-69 ensures factors like sustainability, social and health outcomes and lower-impact alternatives are considered before projects are approved. It allows meaningful engagement by the public in review processes. It will lead to much needed reform of the National Energy Board and it will enhance the role of Indigenous people in review processes and require the consideration of a project’s impact on Indigenous culture and rights.

It is time to put citizens and communities ahead of profits for industry and to protect land, air and water for future generations.

Cara Smith

Lake Cowichan

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