Beginning Summer 2021

Overview
The Healthy Environment, Healthy Neighbourhood project wants to learn how industrial sites in Winnipeg affect the people who live near them. We will also work to learn about the ways that people can use the law to get justice for the problems that come from living near contaminated industrial sites. We successfully interviewed people who live in the inner city who have had problems with pollution from factories, recycling places, and waste dump sites. Their stories have illustrated the ways local residents struggle with many types of pollution coming from these industries. Our legal research explains what is missing from the legal framework, as well as what is needed to enable residents to have access to environmental justice.

Further Information
Project Backgrounder
Project Area Map

Action on Bill S-5 – Updates to Canadian Environmental Protection Act – Spring 2022

Letter to the Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson to advocate for access to environmental justice in Bill S-5 and Bill C-226 – Fall 2022

Watch Policy Advocacy Director Heather Fast give a presentation about HEHN for the Law Society of Manitoba’s special event Access to Justice: People-Centred Data Collection

Manitoba Eco Network