Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship has now shared the comments received in response to a discussion paper on the proposed Bill 25: The Groundwater and Water Well And Related Amendments Act. Manitoba Wildlands had previously been refused access to these documents, but MCWS indicated that this was in error.
"We commend the Government on sharing this information, and we hope that this may be a sign of good things to come from our new Conservation Minister," said Manitoba Wildlands Director Gaile Whelan Enns.
The new groundwater legislation received second reading in June 5, 2012. The Legislative Committee will report Monday, June 11, 2012. Any member of the public can register to speak to this, or any other piece of legislation, at Committee. If you are interested in presenting please call the Manitoba Legislative Clerk at (204) 945-3636. Or alternatively, register in person at 6:00 pm in Room 255 of the Manitoba Legislature.
Manitoba Wildlands is posting the comments received in response to a discussion paper on the new groundwater legislation on our Water Initiatives page.
View Bill 25: The Groundwater and Water Well And Related Amendments Act
View June 7, 2012 Legislative Assembly of Manitoba report (PDF)
View May 18, 2012 Manitoba Wildlands news item
View May 18, 2012 Manitoba Wildlands Reality Check #35: Do Manitoba and Canada Have Public Consultation Standards?
View Legislative Assembly of Manitoba A Guide For The Public Presentations Before A Standing Committee Of The Legislative Assembly Of Manitoba
View Manitoba Wildlands Manitoba Water Initiatives page
Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship, Manitoba Wildlands