Canada’s first law on environmental racism has finally made its way to Parliament, and we must all do our part to make sure it passes.
Environmental racism remains a major problem in Canada. The federal government has so far done little to address the fact that Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) are disproportionately exposed to pollutants spewing from industrial plants, oil and gas wells, and toxic dumps – and as a result, bear the brunt of their toxic impacts.
Bill C-230 (The National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act) presents a critical opportunity for the government to change course. If passed, it would compel the government to start properly documenting instances of environmental racism and taking measures to protect communities that have faced disproportionate impacts from environmental pollution.
MPs will be voting on the bill this month, so we have no time to waste.
Will you sign the petition urging MPs to vote in favour of Bill C-230 and help end environmental racism?