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June 22nd, 2010
Environmental Law Centre
Environmental Rights: Bill C-469 moves forward
Federal Bill C-469, the Private Members’ proposal for a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights, has passed second reading in the House of Commons and will be considered by the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
Environmental bills of rights are emerging across North America and worldwide. Some bills recognize substantive rights to environmental quality while others create procedural rights to participate in environmental protection. Bill C-469 combines these two approaches.