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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides every Canadian with freedom of expression, equal protection from discrimination and the right to life, liberty and security of the person. But unlike constitutions in 95 countries, it has nothing to say about our right to a healthy environment

That's why the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice are working together to ensure every Canadian receives legal protection of their right to a healthy environment. We believe that everyone needs access to clean air, safe water, fertile soil, and nutritious food in order to survive and thrive.

If you agree, please join us. Start by signing our petition. We'll keep you informed of our actions and how you can help as we work toward a more just and comprehensive constitution for Canada.

And check out this video about Ecojustice's work to ensure that the human rights of people living in one of Canada's most polluted communities — Sarnia's Chemical Valley — are recognized and protected.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/right-to-healthy-environment/