On the verge of the end of Rio +20 and the passage of the federal budget bill (C-38), I felt it worthwhile to do some math. Rio +20 is intended to move “sustainable development” into 2012 and beyond. Yet, Canada has just referred its sweeping budget bill, which revamps our federal environmental laws, to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance. The drafters of the Bill, it appears, had Cher’s “If I could turn back time” blaring in the background; to a time when approaches to environmental management and understanding of species habitat requirements were rudimentary at best; to a time when our Constitution was enacted, 1867.
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