Action for Rivers

Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc Encourages YOU to TAKE ACTION

Right now the federal government is reviewing environmental laws including Environmental Assessment (EA) law, the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act and the National Energy Board. Many groups are in discussions with government about these laws and are also involved in this public campaign to send a clear message to government that federal environment laws must be stronger.

During the 60-day comment period that runs till August 28th, 2017 a coalition of groups—David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, MiningWatch, Sierra Club BC, West Coast Environmental Law and many others including Grand Riverkeeper Labrador  — are asking their supporters to urge their MPs to adopt environmental laws that protect land, air and water and help Canada meet Paris Agreement commitments.

Here are four recent federal environmental and regulatory reviews:

EA: https://www.getearight.eco/wcel/

Fisheries Act: https://www.getfisheriesright.eco/wcel/

NEB: https://www.getnebright.eco/wcel/

NPA: https://www.getnparight.eco/wcel/


National Campaign to Strengthen Canada’s Environmental Laws

Contact your MP

urging him or her to adopt environmental laws

that protect land, air and water

60-day comment period ends August 28th

Help Canada meet Paris Agreement commitments


Each year Grand Riverkeeper Labrador participates in the worldwide International Day of Action for Rivers. It happens each year in March. Check this site for notices and mark your calendars.

Check out some of the activities, past and present. Click on the specific year of interest to find out more about our events.

To see photos of some of the activities around the world, click here.

 

International Day of Action for Rivers

Excerpt from associated website: www.internationalrivers.org/

Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world’s rivers and those who struggle to protect them. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to celebrate victories such as dam removal and river restoration. It is a day to take to the streets, demonstrate and demand improvements in the policies and practices of decision makers. It is a day to educate one another about the threats facing our rivers, and learn about better water and energy solutions. Above all, it is a day to unite – by acting together, we demonstrate that these issues are not merely local, but global in scope.

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TODAY at 9:30am, we'll meet at the Supreme Court to support land protectors going before the judge and then proceed to the parking lot of Hotel North 2 until 1:30pm. People can join us anytime throughout the Rally! ... See MoreSee Less

RALLY for JUSTICE: Come exercise your right to peaceful assembly on Monday, October 23rd. NL Justice Minister Andrew Parsons is hosting a Labrador Justice Summit in Happy Valley-Goose Bay at Hotel No...

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One year ago today, brave Labradorians determined to protect the lives, land, animals, and water downstream from the Muskrat Falls project took the ultimate steps forward.

On October 22, 2016 they cut the chain on the gate to the Muskrat Falls work site and walked the 11 kilometers to the work camp and collectively SHUT MUSKRAT DOWN!

These brave walkers, protectors, warriors, and believers took a stand that was heard around the nation! And they did so peacefully!

Justin Brake, independent journalist captured the story from the inside. We thank him for this as it also has led him to defending his freedom of the press rights in court (case ongoing even today!)

Today, one year later, we continue to honour these individuals and the sacrifices they made to protect so much and so many. We thank them for putting their freedom at risk to ensure the future of the next generations of Labradorians <3

Many of these Labradorians are still facing criminal and civil charges for these actions. Many still continue to fight against the Muskrat Falls project. The reservoir is still not cleared. Flooding downstream from north spur and dam failure is still a real concern. Leaders who struck deals from all governments refuse to consult with the people directly impacted.

Please join land protectors this Monday, October 23, in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for a "Rally for Justice" beginning at 9:30am at the Supreme Court where over 20 Labradorians will be in court and then we will proceed to the parking lot of Hotel North 2 where NL Justice Minister Andrew Parsons is hosting a Labrador Justice Summit.
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RALLY for JUSTICE: Come exercise your right to peaceful assembly on Monday, October 23rd. NL Justice Minister Andrew Parsons is hosting a Labrador Justice Summit in Happy Valley-Goose Bay at Hotel No...

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Heat or eat, fight the 13% electricity hike! Flood the PUB

October 27, 2017, 12:00pm - October 27, 2017, 3:30pm

FLOOD THE PUB WITH FAXES/CALLS/EMAILS/SNAIL MAIL Our power jumped 10% in July! They're looking for 13% more plus taxes! Along with the increased taxes and fees from the Liberals this will crush many ...

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