Petition: #Pledge2Protect lakes and rivers

To: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister
      Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Conservative Party
       Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the NDP
      Rhéal Fortin, Leader of the Bloc Québécois
      Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party

Dear federal leaders,

The Harper government removed federal protection for 99 per cent of lakes and rivers in Canada with its changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act. These environmental and cultural treasures must be kept clean and safe from industry, such as the tar sands, fracking and mining. The Harper government also gutted the Fisheries Act and made changes to federal legislation that resulted in the cancellation of 3000 environmental assessments. The Liberal Party of Canada promised to review Harper’s changes, restore lost protections, and incorporate more modern safeguards. I call upon you and your MPs to pledge to protect lakes and rivers by reviewing these legislative changes, restoring the lost protections for freshwater, and implementing strict safeguards for water within the framework of the United Nations-recognized human right to water.

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