The Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP wants the government to do more to protect the environment.

This stems from a report calling on the government to recognize everyone’s right to clean air, water, and an ecologically balanced environment. MP Mike Bossio says people have a right to a healthy environment, which should be enshrined in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

The government has been given 87 recommendations on the issue, including banning toxic substances, and putting timelines in place to act on them. Bossio says these are important steps, but more work is needed to protect human health and a healthy environment now, and in the future.