Water

By Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel 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...

Last week, the Canadian Press reported the results of a two-year long information request regarding a database held by Environment Canada on spills.  The results are disturbing, but not surprising.  The Canadian Press claims that the database lists 6,555 spills in 18 metropolitan areas since...

  Last week, when local media were distracted with cell phone driving proposals, the Auditor General of Alberta released a comprehensive review of Alberta Environment’s management of the province’s water supply. The Alberta Auditor General recognized that Alberta Environment engages in water management at a number of...

The scales of just-fish: are letters of advice crappie ways to minnow-mize harm?  The case of Cassiar Watch The federal Fisheries Act R.S.C. 1985, c. F-14 is one of Canada’s oldest and most important environmental laws.  Sections 35 and 36 of the Act are directed...

Apr 03, 2010 06:00 am | By Kevin Ma | St. Albert Gazette The public is at risk of another Walkerton if the government passes proposed changes to the federal environmental assessment act, says a major environmental group. The federal government proposed changes...