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Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy
Re: Bill C-38
John Bennett, Executive Director
Sierra Club Canada
Thursday, May 31 201
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We are just a week away from #BlackOutSpeakOut day (June 4th). I can tell you the campaign momentum is building! The list of participating organizations is over 100 and growing! Maude Barlow just told me The Council of Canadians is also joining the protest. All across the country Canadians are recognizing that silence is not an option in face of the war on nature and democracy.
This week here in Ottawa we have two events:
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It has been a busy few weeks here in Ottawa and across the country. People everywhere are talking about devastating changes to environmental law and regulation (Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Fisheries Act) undemocratically crammed into the federal budget.... Read more »
I would like to thank the Committee for providing Sierra Club Canada with an opportunity to put some of our views on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) on the table. I had hoped to present with our volunteer president (who is also an environmental lawyer) but she is in court today and sends her apologies.
I would like to address three issues in my remarks today. There is an unacceptable campaign to marginalize and silence the voices of the environment in Canada. Giving responsibility for environmental assessment of energy projects to the National Energy Board and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission was just wrong. And finally, I want to talk about the perceived bias in the system.
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