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July 8: Register Now! Perspectives on Bill C-28 and Proposed Changes to CEPA | Nature Canada Webinar

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Jul 8th, 2021

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Perspectives on Bill C-28 and the Proposed Changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)

By Mark Butler, Senior Advisor at Nature Canada

As Canada continues to see the impacts and risks to biodiversity and human health from toxic substances and genetically engineered organisms, the Federal Government has promised amendments to CEPA (which hasn’t been updated in 20 years!).

Earlier this year, the government introduced Bill C-28, an Act to amend CEPA. While it didn’t make it to its second reading in the last session of Parliament, whatever the next few months bring (election or return to Parliament), we have the time and opportunity to strengthen CEPA—including the provisions on genetically engineered animals, like genetically modified salmon.

Register now to join the conversation

Join us for a webinar this Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 1 PM ET to learn from experts about the key changes proposed in Bill C-28 and what further improvements are required to protect the environment and the health of Canadians.

You’ll be joined by our partners at the Canadian Environmental Law Association along with panelists from the David Suzuki Foundation, the Nail Salon Workers Project (Parkdale-Queen West Community Health Centre) and Nature Canada.

Register for the event here


Help Keep Wild Species Wild

Genetic pollution is real and irreversible. Once a genetically engineered organism successfully reproduces with a wild counterpart, these new genes will spread throughout the population — increasing over time and changing nature forever. Despite the risks, CEPA has not kept pace with the dramatic developments in the field of genetic engineering.

Learn about the campaign here

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