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Chapter comments on Canadian Environmental Assessment Act review

From the Council of Canadians’ national website:

The Council of Canadians Thunder Bay chapter has submitted written comments to the federal panel reviewing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

Chapter activist Ruth Cook writes, “Social justice and environmental justice go hand-in-hand, and the TBay Council of Canadians believes strongly that these are two ideals worth striving for, and that should be reflected in the Act under discussion. Implicit in this statement is the recognition of our concomitant responsibility to make every effort to ensure that our social, political and legal processes, systems and institutions are directed and operated in such a way as to allow justice to be served. Recent political developments in various countries around the world underscore this as imperative.”

Cook then highlights the chapter’s support for five actions that have also been endorsed by 1500 scientists.  Click here to read more. 

The full comment submitted by our chapter can be viewed here: comments-to-the-special-review-panel-on-the-environmental-assessment-act

The review panel will report by January 31, 2017.