Water Quality

Phosphate restrictions under fire

Canadian companies will be effectively banned from using phosphates in dishwasher detergent, laundry soap and household cleaners under new federal regulations designed to reduce the detrimental overfertilization of Canadian waterways.

But some environmentalists are frustrated because the regulations, recently made public, won't apply to commercial or industrial sources of phosphates, which they say are major contributors to a problem that has led to an overabundance of toxic algae.

Canada’s Valuable Fresh Water Is Not For Dumping Toxic Wastes


OTTAWA – An emerging coalition of conservation, Aboriginal, and social justice organizations is calling on the federal government to immediately stop the practice of allowing mining companies to use Canada’s lakes as dumping grounds for toxic mine wastes.
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Sierra Club Canada Welcomes CEC Investigation into Mercury Emissions


OTTAWA—Sierra Club Canada welcomes yesterday’s decision by the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to investigate mercury emissions from coal-fired plants that have been degrading thousands of rivers, lakes and other water ways across the United States.
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Parliament Threatens Canadians’ Rights and Waterways


(Ottawa) Sierra Club Canada warns that Canadians could soon lose their right to enjoy Canada’s waterways unless Parliament reverses the course... Read more »

Federal Action Needed: Safe Drinking Water for All Canadians!


OTTAWA— Canada needs a national freshwater strategy that includes a Safe Drinking Water Act.  According to Sierra Club, this is essential to provide all Canadians with equal access to clean and safe drinking water.... Read more »


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