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The Canadian Environmental Protection Act Needs An Update

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Canada’s most important environmental law is out of date. The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is the cornerstone of environmental law in this country, but it hasn’t been updated in almost 20 years.

In the time since the law was last updated, Canadians have become increasingly exposed to toxics in their everyday lives. We need a modern law that adequately protects them.

It’s time for a makeover.

During its previous mandate, the federal government conducted an extensive review of CEPA and promised to update the law “as soon as possible in a future parliament.”

That’s … now. Will you help us call on the federal government to deliver on its promise to reform CEPA?

Ecojustice is calling on Minster of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson to commit to bringing CEPA reform legislation before Parliament by the first anniversary of the 2019 federal election. That means that MPs need to have a copy of a bill by this October.

We need your help to make this happen.

Send a letter to the Minister today, letting him know that CEPA has long-passed its sell-by-date and needs an upgrade now.

Send your message today at: https://www.support.ecojustice.ca/page/56557/action/1

Article republished from EcoJustice newsletter.


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