On May 6, 2017, 4RG sent a letter to PM Trudeau suggesting that Canada take the opportunity to use the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA as an opportunity to strengthen provisions for environmental protection including, of course, climate change concerns.
M. Trudeau forwarded it to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. Her response she highlights the accomplishments and intentions of the government and expresses her appreciation for what For Our Grandchildren does.
“I value your work with For Our Grandchildren, and I commend your efforts to engage and empower Canadians in the fight against climate change.”
She also requests that we use the official government consultation channels below to give our feedback.
Before you respond, please look at questions that the Council of Canadians poses about NAFTA or this document which spotlights some of the environmental dangers of NAFTA’s Chapter 11. It includes quite a few examples of how NAFTA leaves Canadian sovereignty subject to the powers of corporations. You might also consider sending feedback from this link on their web site.
Then go to the Canadian government’s NAFTA Consultations Web Site and give your feedback through official channels.
Below are the letter 4RG wrote and the minister’s reply.Trudeau letter re renegotiation_ of NAFTA
SIGNED REPLY - MIN-216348 - Jones