NDP Environment Critic Rob Altemeyer today introduced a bill in the Manitoba Legislature that would help protect the province’s lakes and wetlands and help mitigate the effects of flooding.
The NDP is calling on the Pallister government on World Water Day to be honest about its “Red Tape” bill, which weakens reviews that safeguard Manitoba’s drinking water, said NDP Environment Critic Rob Altemeyer. While mandatory testing of water continues, the government is relaxing how frequently the systems that treat and distribute our drinking water are subject to reassessment, Altemeyer said.
The Pallister government must commit to using the new carbon tax to put more electric buses and cars on Manitoba roads, NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer said today.
“Pallister will soon be receiving millions of dollars, thanks to the new federal carbon tax,” Altemeyer said. “He must commit to using some of that revenue to provide interest-free loans to municipalities and individual Manitobans for the purchase of electric vehicles to reduce climate emissions right away and save money over the long term.”
The Manitoba NDP is urging the Pallister government to give families more time to respond in a thoughtful way to the possible lifting of the ban on cosmetic use of pesticides, MLA Rob Altemeyer said today.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and their respective environment ministers signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to facilitate their intent to link the cap and trade programs in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba under the Western Climate Initiative, further strengthening North America’s largest carbon market.