Liberals move forward to protect Canada’s freshwater

August 30, 2021

Canada is home to one fifth of the world’s freshwater. It’s essential to our health, well-being, and our livelihoods, and as Canadians, we have a responsibility to protect it.

As our lakes and rivers face increasing threats from climate change, toxic chemicals, invasive species, and new pollutants like plastics, we need to increase our efforts to protect these critical resources.

A re-elected Liberal government will move forward with a plan to protect our freshwater, creating and protecting good jobs, fighting climate change and habitat loss, and ensuring cleaner, healthier communities for Canadians.

We’ll implement a strengthened Freshwater Action Plan to protect and restore large lakes and river systems, modernize the 50-year-old Canada Water Act, establish a Canada Water Agency to coordinate the management of Canada’s freshwater with our provinces and territories; and invest in freshwater research.

Cleaner, healthier freshwater is good for our environment, good for our economy, and good for all of us. Let’s keep moving forward, for everyone.

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