Environmental laws are Ecojustice’s tools of choice in effecting on-the-ground change and promoting our vision of a Canada supported by a healthy and sustainable environment. But now, they are under attack. EnviroLaw Watch offers the latest news on Canada's environmental laws and why they need your help.
Why do environmental laws matter?
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Environmental laws act as a safety net that defends the air, water and land all Canadians depend on. They protect wildlife and the habitat they need from disappearing. Environmental laws promote a sustainable economy by protecting our natural resources and making sure that polluters — not taxpayers — cover the costs of fixing damage to our environment. And they help balance this economic growth with the need to leave Canada in equal or better shape for future generations.
These are just a few reasons why Canada needs strong environmental laws. And why you should stand up for them.
EnviroLaw Watch offers the latest news on Canada's environmental laws and what Ecojustice and our allies are doing to help protect them. Use our legal backgrounders, blogs and infographics to get informed and spread the word about why environmental laws matter.
Learn more about the laws
- Canadian Environment Assessment Act | Enacted in 1992
- National Energy Board Act | Enacted 1895
- Navigable Waters Protection Act | Enacted in 1882
- Species at Risk Act | Enacted in 2002
Blogs | Media releases | Resources
Three in five Canadians believe that the federal government is doing too little to protect endangered wildlife.
Today First Nations and environmental, recreation and grassroots groups supported by more than half a million Canadians issued an open letter opposing the federal government’s controversial second omnibus bill, C-45, as the proposed legislation enters final rounds of debate in Parliament.
How Bill C-45's changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act will impact Canadians; Ecojustice in today's Globe and Mail commenting on changes
Long-awaited final report makes 75 recommendations for improving salmon management and conservation in B.C.
Ecojustice releases new report evaluating endangered species laws across the country, calls on federal government to start enforcing its own law.