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Government invites input on the creation of Canada Water Agency


June 3, 2020
By Ground Water Canada

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South shore of Lake Erie near Port Dover, Ontario. Photo: David Judd

Ottawa – The Government of Canada is creating a new Canada Water Agency to work together with the provinces, territories, Indigenous communities, local authorities, scientists and others to find the best ways to keep our water safe, clean and well managed.

Environment and Climate Change Canada, with support from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, is leading this exercise on behalf of the federal government and will be working with other federal departments and agencies over the coming months to explore current and projected future freshwater management challenges. The agency will work with provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, and others, through a variety of mechanisms, including the use of a site called PlaceSpeak.

Pour voir ce site en français, cliquez ici.

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The mandate letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, dated Dec. 13, 2019, directs Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson to: “With the support of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, create a new Canada Water Agency to work together with the provinces, territories, Indigenous communities, local authorities, scientists and others to find the best ways to keep our water safe, clean and well-managed.”

Visit the PlaceSpeak platform to share your thoughts and ideas about current and future freshwater management challenges in Canada and the role a new Canada Water Agency could play in protecting our water.