Navigable Waters Protection Act

Pipeline Industry Drove Act Overhaul: Documents

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When the Harper government included a radical overhaul of the Navigable Waters Protection Act in the last omnibus bill, outsiders scratched t...

Consult This, Ottawa

CBC | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Politics

Two native bands are attempting to challenge parts of the federal government's omnibus budget bill in court. The bands are the Mikisew Cre...

Protecting Canada's Lakes, Rivers: 2012 Media Fail

Robin Rowland | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Protecting Canada's lakes, streams and rivers and the habitat for fish and wildlife is the one out of the many issues raised by Idle No More that has the greatest potential to expand across much of non-urban Canada, uniting aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians, and crossing the political spectrum from the green left to the small c conservative right.

Say Goodbye To The Navigable Waters Act

CBC | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics

Two hours of Transport Committee hearings Tuesday will be the last word the House of Commons hears on the 130-year-old Navigable Waters Protection Act...

'Environment' Disappears Overnight From Tory Bill Description

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The word "environment" was suddenly deleted from a federal government website that described Conservative proposals to change the law protect...

Apparently, We Can Put a Price on Democracy

David Suzuki | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Our government is ramming through another omnibus budget bill, and is set to sign a deal with China, both of which seem aimed at facilitating the pipeline and other resource-extraction projects. Why would anyone want to sell out our interests, democratic processes and future like this? And why would we put up with it?

Navigating the Parliamentary Waters

Krystyn Tully | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Krystyn Tully

The Canadian government introduced (another) sweeping omnibus budget bill on Thursday, changing as many as 60 different acts in a way that eliminates oversight from parliamentary committees. One of those acts -- the Navigable Waters Protection Act -- is one of Canada's most important and oldest pieces of environmental legislation. It preserved the age-old right of every individual to navigate Canadian waterways. The simple act of dipping oneʼs paddle into the water and pulling, propelling oneself forward -- such is an act that defines "Canada."