Bill 66, the Great Lakes Protection Act, 2015 was re-introduced to legislation to help protect and restore the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. On September 23, 2015, nine organizations, including Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, gave 5-minute presentations to the Standing Committee on General Government summarizing why they support the Act. This is Waterkeeper Mark Mattson's presentation.
Recently, the Canadian Government proposed a ban on microbeads in soaps and personal care products. At first, many of us thought this was a great win. But banning microbeads isn't as straightforward as some might think. Hannah looks closer at the situation and explains why there are concerns with the proposed ban.
Earlier this week, the City of Montreal said it would divert 8-billion litres of raw sewage into the mighty St. Lawrence River while repairing a sewer line. The sewage release was supposed to last about a week. Until the public got wind of the foul plan.