Stephen Harper - Prime Minister of Canada: Recognize a Healthy Environment as a basic Human Right in Canada
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Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
Minister of the Environment of Canada
Peter Kent
Leader - Green Party of Canada
Elizabeth May
Leader of the Official Opposition (NDP) of Canada
Thomas Mulcair

Stephen Harper - Prime Minister of Canada: Recognize a Healthy Environment as a basic Human Right in Canada

    1. James MacGregor
    2. Petition by

      James MacGregor

      Kelowna, Canada

Nearly 100 countries formally recognize a healthy environment as a basic human right. Humans depend on clean air to breathe and clean water to drink to have good quality of life. Severe pollution has been scientifically linked to respiratory and heart disease as well as cancer. However, Canada is one of a handful of countries who's government has yet to recognize this fundamental right for its citizens.
We call on the Prime Minister and the federal government of Canada to stand up for our right to a healthy environment. While the federal government has stated that they plan to harmonize tougher vehicle emissions standards with the U.S., more can and needs to be done to preserve our environment. We ask for tougher standards for industrial emissions and tougher regulations for energy sector practices to avoid accidents. Also, we ask government to respect Canada's pristine wilderness areas and the rights of First Nations and leave these areas untouched for future generations.
Most of all, Canada's federal government must acknowledge that a healthy environment is a fundamental human right.
It's time for all Canadians to call on the federal government to make the right of a healthy environment a binding law in Canada!

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.

      ( Barack Obama)

      We haven't got the power to destroy the planet -- or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.

      ( Tryon Edwards )

      “ Anything else you're interested in is not going to happen if you can't breathe the air and drink the water. Don't sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.” ~Carl Sagan

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    • sun cho BAYSIDE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      its too late when the world ends. You need to do this NOW

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    • john pasqua VALLEY CENTER, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      to keep the environment healthy.

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    • Betty J. Van Wicklen WATERVLIET, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      We are all global citizens and we must all combine to preserve our climate and environment!

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    • Carol Dibbens GRAVESEND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Tougher standards please for industrial emissions please protect Canadas wildernesses and leave them for future generations

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