Bill C-226 Passes Second Reading Vote in the Senate, Advances to the Energy Committee For Review

Bill C-226 passed the second reading vote in the Senate on October 26th, 2023. The bill now advances to the Energy committee for further review.

The Story of Environmental Justice Bill C-226

It has been a long road in the fight to pass a federal environmental justice bill. Read this backgrounder for information on the beginning stages of Bill C-226, as well as CCECJ’s contributions and unwavering support for Bill C-226, the National Strategy Respecting Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Act.

Environmental Racism Comes to Light With Proposed Bill C-226

Dr. Ingrid Waldron speaks to the Pointer about environmental racism coming to light with proposed Bill C-226; while new law enshrines environmental justice in Canada.

Groups call for Senate vote on environmental racism bill before summer recess

Advocates urge the Senate to refer Bill C-226 to committee before summer recess.

Bill-226 Campaign

This national action campaign is being led by the CCECJ. Bill C-226, if it becomes legislation, will be an effective tool for addressing environmental racism in Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities across Canada.