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Manitoba NDP government promises environmental bill of rights – CP

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 2015436 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Oct 16, 2015

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s NDP government is eyeing an environmental bill of rights aimed at guaranteeing residents access to clean air, water and land.

A source close to Premier Greg Selinger says he will make the promise this afternoon following a meeting with environmentalist David Suzuki.

Suzuki has been pushing governments for such a law, which would also spell out the rights of residents to be informed about pollution and to have input on decisions that affect the environment.

To date, no provinces have signed on but municipalities such as Vancouver and The Pas, Man. have passed resolutions supporting the idea.

It remains to be seen whether Selinger will still be in office to see the bill passed into law.

A provincial election is set for April 19, and the NDP are trailing far behind the Opposition Progressive Conservatives in opinion polls.

(The Canadian Press)


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