Last Thursday, Nova Scotia took a historic step toward greater environmental rights in Canada — and we couldn’t be prouder of our supporters in Nova Scotia.
A member of the Nova Scotia legislature introduced Bill 178 — an environmental bill of rights — which we hope will recognize the right of all Nova Scotians to clean air and water, safe food, a stable climate and a say in decisions that affect their health and well-being.
We want to see the bill become law, so let’s rally behind the thousands of supporters in Nova Scotia who have paved the way for this legislation to be introduced.
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Nova Scotia’s proposed environmental bill of rights is evidence of the incredible groundswell of support for environmental rights, which has ignited a movement throughout the country.
But the hard work isn’t over yet.
Thursday’s exciting announcement in Nova Scotia comes on the heels of an Environmental Rights Act introduced in Manitoba in March. However, that legislation did not become law before the province’s April election.
That’s why it’s critical for us to come together to support Nova Scotia’s environmental bill of rights. Together, we can convince the government to enact strong legislation to protect the right to a healthy environment, and compel other provinces — and our federal government — to follow.
Manager, Blue Dot Government and Partner RelationsThe David Suzuki Foundation
are partners in the Blue Dot movement, a national grassroots campaign to advance the legal protection of all Canadians’ right to live in a healthy environment.