Trudeau promises to update law around use and development of water in Canada – APTN News
May 24, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated promises Tuesday to update legislation that governs water use while formally announcing the Canada Water Agency is to be headquartered in Manitoba’s capital city.
Trudeau said his government’s first priority is to update the act regulating the use and development of the resource in Canada.
“The threats and realities facing our environment have changed since it was written in 1970,” he said in a news conference Wednesday.
“Updating this act is about ensuring that we have the tools to work with provinces and territories on protecting and restoring shared waters.”
Trudeau didn’t provide details about how the Canada Water Act would change.
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