Call on Senate to pass Canada’s first environmental racism bill

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goal: 6,000
Hundreds of Grassy Narrows community members poisoned by Mercury. Toxic waste dumped in the heart of Nova Scotia’s Africville. Pipelines through Wet’suwet’en territory.1,2,3

This is what environmental racism looks like in Canada: Indigenous, Black and racialized communities suffering first, and hardest, from the impacts of climate crisis and industry pollution.

Right now, we have a rare chance to rewrite the script. Bill C-226, which would create Canada’s first national strategy to address environmental racism, is making its way to the Senate. If it passes, it would begin to repair past harms – and prevent any more racialized communities from becoming industry sacrifice zones.4

But Bill C-226 died once before on the floor of the House. Communities have waited too long for justice – we can’t let that happen again.

The Senate is rarely the focus of public attention – so if enough of us contact our Senators telling them to pass Bill C-226, it could force them to act. Will you send a letter calling on the Senate to pass the environmental racism act without delay?

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