Posts Tagged "environmental racism"

Environmental Racism legislation passes into law!

June 28, 2024

At long last, legislation to address environmental racism has been passed into law!  Bill C-226 passed third reading in the Senate on June 13 and received Royal Assent on June 20.  The bill is an Act respecting the development of…

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Addressing Environmental Racism in Canada

Climate and ecological justice issues affect everyone on this planet, crossing national, regional and municipal boundaries. But not everyone is affected to the same extent. Extensive studies have demonstrated that predominantly Black, Indigenous and racialized communities are disproportionately impacted by…


Taking it to the next level: Decolonizing Climate Action

The final event of KAIROS Climate Action Month 2022 builds on the month’s learnings and asks people to consider how to apply what we’ve learned to our own lives and to climate action. It is meant to truly set our…

Expedite Canada’s first environmental racism law, civil society urges

September 27, 2022

Prioritize and expedite Canada’s first environmental racism law urge 11 civil society organizations in an open letter on September 16 to members of the House Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI). KAIROS is among the signatories, who remind…

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Advocating against Environmental Racism

September 6, 2022

Re. Bill C-226, An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Assess, Prevent and Address Environmental Racism and To Advance Environmental Justice  For the third time, a Member of Parliament has tabled a bill to address environmental racism…

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Tell Canada’s leaders to redress environmental racism

March 2, 2021

A National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism (Bill C-230) was introduced in the House of Commons on February 26, 2020, by Lenore Zann, the MP for Cumberland-Colchester, and moved forward to second reading on December 8, 2020. The debate at second…

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