BRWP and Great Lakes Protection Alliance

Post date: Apr 22, 2015 1:18:08 AM

The BRWP (along with 28 other environmental organizations) has endorsed the comments submitted to the province on the Great Lakes Protection Act (Bill 66) from the Great Lakes Protection Act Alliance (consisting of Ecojustice, Ducks Unlimited, Nature Canada, Sierra Club, Canadian Environmental Law Association, and Environmental Defence) under EBR Number: 012-3523 (pdf copy below). The Alliance is supportive of Bill 66 and has been engaged in all consultations that have been conducted regarding prior versions of the proposed legislation (specifically, Bill 100 introduced June 2012 and Bill 6 introduced February 2013) that died on the order paper. The Alliance believes that the proposed legislation introduces important new legal and policy tools to help safeguard, restore and protect Ontario’s portion of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. The Basin includes the Ontario portion of the Ottawa River watershed which includes the Bonnechere Valley along with all of the other watersheds in Renfrew County.