Environmental bill of rights should be legislative priority
Re: Senate stalls passenger bill of rights, Dec. 1.
It’s unfortunate that a federal bill of rights to protect us from nasty travel experiences is caught up in Senate wrangling. But even more worrying is the lack of progress on passing a bill of rights to protect us from a nasty environment.
Call me socialist, but in my perfect world MPs swear an oath to develop and pass priority legislation, the kind that aims to improve the lives of the greatest number of Canadians.
Sure, MPs would likely be too busy to help travellers avoid major inconveniences, but those same travellers would return home to cleaner water, air and food, a more stable climate, a decent job in a thriving community and even a safer world. Ruth Edwards, Ottawa