Canadians Worried Over Rewrite of Waterways Protections

Canadian conservationists are worried that a new attempt to shift responsibility away from the federal government and into the hands of provincial governments means developers have a better chance of skirting environmental reviews. “A coalition of 29 groups says planned changes to the Fisheries Act allow Ottawa to shuffle off its constitutional responsibility to protect such waterways and give the minister too much leeway to ignore damaging development.” Bob Weber on the Canoe Network.

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