Like most Canadians, we're still in shock from the gutting of federal environmental regulations in recent omnibus budget bills.
But we're not giving up on democracy.
It's more important than ever to speak out to make sure Canada meets our most basic international commitments to protect endangered species, ocean habitat and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The David Suzuki Foundation works with the Green Budget Coalition to develop federal budget recommendations regarding environmental sustainability.
In this year's report, the Green Budget Coalition recommends Canada
- Provides $65 million annually to help Canada meet its international commitment to protect 10 percent of our oceans by the year 2020.
Please leave your comments below to help us keep democratic debate going by urging the federal government to put forward basic funding to meet its commitment to protect 10 per cent of our oceans by 2020. Canada must act now before we fall further behind countries like Australia and the U.S. who have met — and exceeded—their commitments to protect oceans.