Canada’s lakes and rivers are an important part of our natural heritage;
Lakes and rivers provide economic benefits and have an essential role in the environment;
The Navigation Protection Act protects the public’s right to navigation and marine safety in navigable waters by regulating the construction of bridges, dams, etc, to ensure boaters can still travel the waterways; and by making sure those lakes and streams aren’t polluted with sewage, waste, or other noxious substances;
Amendments to the Navigation Protection Act in 2008 removed most of Kootenay-Columbia’s lakes and rivers from the Act; and
MP Wayne Stetski’s Bill C-385 will reinstate Kootenay-Columbia’s lakes and rivers in the Navigation Protection Act so they receive the full protection of the law.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to adopt Bill C-385 to protect our lakes and rivers.
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