About The Letter:
Environmental Defence requests the passing of Bill C-230: An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to redress environmental racism without delay. It is critical that the government, and all political parties in Canada, acknowledge the impact environmental racism has on racialized communities and take meaningful steps to redress these harms. Passing Bill C-230 would make history as Canada’s first bill to redress environmental racism. Making this bill law would be a tangible first step on the path to reconciling the harms communities have experienced from toxic pollution and environmental hazards. This is an opportunity for all parties to lead and take meaningful action on environmental justice.