04 May Update on federal Environmental Bill of Rights
On Thursday, May 6th, a private members’ bill, C-469, An Act to establish a Canadian Environmental of Rights, will have its first hour of debate in the House of Commons.
The Bill would provide Canadians with access to environmental information, substantive environmental rights and rights to appeal federal decisions that might harm the environment. It also enshrines the concept of public trust. The Bill is comparable to, but goes further than, many provincial environmental rights laws.
For more information see our previous post: Environmental Bill of Rights Enters Parliament.
The debate can be heard using ParlVu from the House of Commons website. The May 6th sitting begins at 10:00 A.M, the order of business is projected here.