Canada's cornerstone environmental protection law hasn't been updated since 1999, and modern-day exposures, including those in some workplaces, are inadequately addressed under the legislation in its current form, write Atanu Sarkar and Jane McArthur of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
While ongoing delays feel like the same old story for Canada's main environmental law, we cannot let this setback spell the end of Bill C-28, write Larry Barzelai and Jane McArthur of Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
A strong legislative and regulatory framework will be the backbone of Canada’s green transition, write UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment David Boyd, Lisa Gue of the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice Canada's Elaine MacDonald.
This isn’t about banning plastic, which will remain a useful part of our lives, writes federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. It’s about responsibly managing plastic so it stops polluting our environment.