Emergency Townhall: Omnibudget bills and your environmental laws

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 00:30 to 02:00
Centretown United Church
507 Bank Street http://centretownunited.org/events.htm
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 37.4004" N, 75° 41' 32.6364" W
Ontario CA

The Harper government is about to ram through a second omnibudget bill that will have serious impacts on water sources, the environment and public safety without democratic debate. Please join us for an Emergency Townhall meeting on how the Harper government’s omnibus budget bills affect water and environmental protection on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.

Speakers:
Megan Leslie, NDP Deputy Leader and Critic for the Environment
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party
Ben Powless, Indigenous Environmental Network
Emma Lui, Water Campaigner, Council of Canadians
Moderated by: Anil Naidoo, Campaigner, Council of Canadians

The April omnibudget bill (Bill C-38) replaced the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act with a new act that eliminated 3000 federal environmental assessments and weakened fish habitat protections by gutting the Fisheries Act. Now, will Bill C-45 the federal government is removing protections on 99% of lakes and rivers by replacing the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

These budget bills will have dire consequences for generations to come. Please join us in a public debate on how we can reclaim democracy!

Admission is free.

Sponsored by Centretown United Church and the Council of Canadians

Emma Lui

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