One of the topics I receive the most correspondence on is the environment. The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) is Canada’s core federal laws aimed at environmental protection in Canada.
Please join me and experts from environmental organisations to learn more about CEPA.
Our government is looking to modernize and improve this important legislation that allows the federal government to monitor, assess, prevent, manage and respond to environmental and health risks. CEPA contains many components including assessing and managing toxic chemicals, air and water quality standards, and managing of waste.
The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development released a report on how the government could strengthen CEPA at the end of 2017. You can read the report, which contains 87 recommendations and background information about CEPA here.
The Government of Canada has committed to considering each recommendations in this report, and respond by June 2018 about actions taken, and to be taken.
Please join me on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30pm at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation (79 Hiawatha Rd). We will have representatives from the David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice Canada and Environmental Defence.
I hope to see you at the CEPA town hall or out in the community. Feel free to reach out to my office with any questions or comments.