NDP wants a greener Environment Committee

NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) and deputy Environment critic François Choquette (Drummond) are laying out practical ways to prioritize the protection of Canada’s land, air and water at the Environment Committee in the coming months.

“New Democrats are hearing from Canadians who are concerned about the Conservatives’ unprecedented eradication of long-standing environmental protections,” said Leslie. “We share these concerns, and in consultation with First Nations and other experts, want to enact more effective environmental legislation.”

The NDP proposals include studying the impact of the Conservatives’ repeal of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and an invitation to the Minister of the Environment to outline the government’s long-term objectives and progress on reducing environmental liabilities for Canadian taxpayers.