Protecting Canada’s Fresh Water

Current status: open

Open for comments from May 13, 2020 to May 31, 2021.

Share your ideas about current and future freshwater management challenges in Canada and the role a new Canada Water Agency could play in keeping our freshwater resources safe, clean and well-managed for generations to come.

How to participate

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Share your ideas or comments by visiting our PlaceSpeak site.

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Consultation goal

The Government of Canada, through Environment and Climate Change Canada and support from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, is seeking public input on freshwater challenges in Canada and how a Canada Water Agency can further protections for Canada’s freshwater resources.

Over the course of this consultation, we will be publishing discussion aids and posing specific questions on our PlaceSpeak site to find out what Canadians would like to see in this new Agency and how we can further protections for Canada’s most important resource.

Who is the focus of this consultation

All Canadians are invited to participate in this consultation. We especially want to hear from:

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