Environmental racism bill closer to becoming law

Last month, Bill C-226, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to assess, prevent and address environmental racism and to advance environmental justice, passed second reading in the House of Commons. This private member’s bill, sponsored by member of Parliament (MP) and former Green Party of Canada leader

Green Party raising pressure on G&R file

Green Party of Canada Youtube Screenshot The wellbeing of Kanehsata’kehró:non is driving a debate on environmental racism in parliament. As the community waits for a concrete rehabilitation plan to decontaminate the G&R Recycling facility, Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth May is applying pressure on the federal governments to take action to

G&R report meeting questioned

“The recommendations are just band-aid solutions,” said Tracy Cross, referring to the mitigation options proposed to address the nauseating odours emitting from the recycling site in Kanesatake. “We cannot and will not stand by government officials any longer as our health deteriorates.” Cross was among the Kanehsata’kehró:non who attended a meeting