Water: appearance before the Standing Committee (March 10, 2021)

Canada Water Agency

What role will the Canada Water Agency play in addressing problems related to water quality and water quantity in Canada?

What engagement process has been undertaken on the Canada Water Agency?

Why is there no funding associated with the Canada Water Agency in the Main Estimates?

In the Speech from the Throne, the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation was referenced as a former important tool in managing water and that the Canada Water Agency is being formed to keep Canada’s water well managed. What is the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation and why was it abolished?

Western Economic Diversification (WED) released a report in August 2020 on Prairie water and land management. What was this report about and what will it be used for?

Protection for the Great Lakes

What is the federal government doing to protect the Great Lakes and Lake Simcoe?

Water Quality Monitoring

Who is responsible for water quality monitoring in Canada?

What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on water quality monitoring?

What is the impact of the suspension on the Government’s water quality monitoring activities?


What is the federal government doing to control the amount of industrial wastewater in Canadian waters?

What is the federal government doing to address the amount of untreated or undertreated wastewater effluent released in the environment?

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