People across Canada are still fighting the growing number of pipelines crossing through native and Canadian land. They are demanding the cleanup of sites like Grassy Narrows, Chemical Valley and hundreds of others. In this timely webinar, Ian Miron of Ecojustice and Sustainability Action identifies an important gap in Canadian jurisprudence, the fact that Canada does not recognize a legal right to live in a healthy environment – a failure that puts Canada offside the vast majority of UN nations, which do recognize such a right.
This presentation and the followup discussion will look at the concrete benefits that legal recognition of the right to live in a healthy environment can bring, and will discuss how this recognition could be achieved in Canada.
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