Call to action emails spreading the dire consequences of potential
amendments to the federal Navigable Waters Protection Act have been going
around for awhile now. As paddlers and environmentalists, I think allowing
free reign for development on Canadian rivers and gutting the environmental
assessment process for waterway-related infrastructure are huge concerns.
The worst part that this decision is being made behind closed doors.
A good summary of the nuts and bolts of the proposed changes are available
If you’re at all concerned, the quick and easy conscience-clearing solution
is to take five minutes and write a simple email to the following
National Manager of the Navigable Waters Protection Program, David
Osbaldeston: [email protected]
Minister of Transportation, John Baird: [email protected]
Minister of Environment, Jim Prentice: [email protected]
Fire away. The more the merrier.