Water Quality

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 »

Time to remove phosphates from detergents


(Ottawa) A bill introduced in the House of Commons today is vitally necessary to protect waterways, according to Sierra Club of Canada.  The bill to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, introduced by Bloc Québécois MP Guy André, aims to ban detergents that contain phosphates.


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