Policy and Legislation

Québec Has a New Water Strategy

Québec has a new Water Strategy to guide its actions as it protects and promotes rivers, lakes and other aquatic environments. We will continue to work with stakeholders on both sides of the Ottawa River to ensure the health and sustainable development of this wonderful resource we share.

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The Law on Toxics needs Reform

Find out more about how the Law on toxics must be reformed.

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Radioactive Dumps and Water Don’t Mix

Riverkeeper Meredith Brown gives an update on our nuclear waste file.

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Ottawa Riverkeeper studies plans for permanent disposal of radioactive waste beside the Ottawa River

How do you feel about 1 000 000 m3 of radioactive waste being abandoned in an “engineered landfill” beside your Ottawa River?

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Microbeads in our personal care products are now a toxic substance in Canada

The order, published last week, paves the way for the regulation of products containing microbeads. However, there is still much more work to be done before microbeads are banned.

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