June 1, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

NDP

Howard Douglas McCurdy

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard McCurdy (Windsor-St. Clair):

Madam Speaker, yesterday the Government of Ontario tabled an environmental bill of rights that met with the approval of business and environmental groups alike.
June 1, 1993

For the first time for Ontarians a healthy environment is considered a right in law. No longer will Ontarians be stopped at the court-house doors when we tiy to halt the slow destruction of the water we drink, the air we breathe or the land that sustains us.
The Ontario New Democrats have opened the doors of government. Now we have a say in the decisions that shape the world we pass on to our children. Thanks to the environmental bill of rights Ontario employees will have the right to blow the whistle on employers who abuse the world we live in. While the federal Tories dither with a green plan that is more PR than plan, the Ontario government is empowering the people.
All Canadians want the same sort of environmental rights their cousins in Ontario are going to have. How long are they going to have to wait?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   THE ENVIRONMENT
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