On October 16, 2015, Premier Greg Selinger stood next to David Suzuki as he committed to introduce an Environmental Bill of Rights for Manitobans. This is a good thing. But, as always, the devil is in the details, so what should this new piece of legislation include?
To kickstart your creative thinking, here are a few questions to consider:
- How should Manitoba define ‘environmental rights’?
- What should an Environmental Bill of Rights for Manitobans include?
- How can we improve public participation in environmental decision making?
- How should access to environmental information be provided?
- How can expanded independent oversight be provided for?
- How should offenders be held accountable and by whom?
Send your comments by February 1, 2016, to:
Environmental Bill of Rights Responses
Strategic Policy & Coordination Branch
Box 38, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3
More information here.