Gowlings: Sustainability shift: The evolution of Canadian water policy
October 2, 2015
Water is essential to life. Up until very recently, however, Canadians have taken their water resources for granted. With the bounty of the Great Lakes and several large river systems, water protection and conservation took a back seat to more immediate environmental concerns.
New provincial regulations may change all this. From BC’s Water Sustainability Act scheduled to come into force in 2016 to PEI’s announcement of plans to develop a comprehensive water act, water is becoming increasingly regulated.1“
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