Government

An update on Radioactive Waste Policy in Canada

On November 16th Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced that the government was launching a review and public engagement on Canada’s Radioactive Waste Policy. We now have a chance to help the government build a stronger policy that lives up to international standards, and most importantly, protects our waterways.

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Ontario is limiting Conservation Authorities’ power. What does this mean for our river?

Recent decisions by the Ontario government to strip Conservation Authorities of their power threaten to harm the Ottawa River watershed. We believe that you should know what this means for your future and that of the rivers, lakes and wetlands in our region.

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An update on Triclosan

Since 2014, Ottawa Riverkeeper and other groups have been working hard to have triclosan banned from Canadian products. In October 2020, new legislation came into effect limiting the use of Triclosan. We are disappointed in this outcome, but there is cause for optimism.

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Comments on the Independent Review of the 2019 Flood Events in Ontario

Your Riverkeeper’s analysis of the Independent Review of the 2019 Flood Events in Ontario.

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Open Letter to Minister Wilkinson

On November 20th a new federal Cabinet was announced, and with it a new Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The following is an open letter from our Riverkeeper to Minister Wilkinson.

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