The Manitoba Eco-Network actively engages in policy work to hold government and business accountable, educate the public about environmental concerns, and build relationships across the non-profit sector. We work to engage, organize, and bring forth the voice of the environmental community. Below is a list of some of our recent policy advocacy activities.
The follow-up letter to Minister Squires regarding Network of Networks
ask for Non-Profit Sector Table
The Environment is Under Attack, We Need Your Help to Fight Back (published in the Winnipeg Free Press, November 18, 2020)
We are adding our voices to growing calls from Black and Indigenous
leaders for meaningful action to address police violence and systemic
In September 2020, MbEN provided these written comments to the Expert Advisory Council for the Climate and Green Plan on ‘Manitoba Water Management Strategy: Seeking Perspectives’.
MbEN submitted this letter to the Government of Manitoba in response to the Environment Act Proposal for the Vivian Sand Facility Project.
In August 2020, MbEN submitted these comments for consideration by the City of Winnipeg during the review of the OurWinnipeg policy and implementation plan.
In July 2020, Mb-EN attended a consultation event and provided these written comments to the Expert Advisory Council for the Climate and Green Plan on ‘A Green Transportation Strategy for Manitoba’.
In July 2020, Mb-EN submitted these comments to the Province of Manitoba on the Environment Act Proposal for Berger Peat Moss Ltd.’s proposed Horticultural Mix Plant in Springfield, Manitoba.
MbEN and 11 other organizations submitted this letter to Premier Pallister and Minister Squires in June 2020, requesting that the Province of Manitoba convene a non-profit sector table to support the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic.
MbEN submitted these comments in May 2020 to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, on the potential environmental effects of the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects, as set out in the Project’s Environmental Impact Statement.
MbEN and 15 other organizations submitted this letter to Prime Minister Trudeau in May 2020, urging the Government of Canada to resist pressures by oil and gas companies to weaken or delay implementation of federal environmental laws, under the guise of a Covid-19 response.
MbEN and 6 other network organizations endorsed this letter sent to Premier Pallister by the Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations in April 2020. The letter outlines several ways the Province of Manitoba could support non-profits as part of a Covid-19 response.
In March 2020, MbEN submitted these comments to the International Red River Board on the proposed nutrient concentration objectives and nutrient load targets for the Red River at the boundary of the United States and Canada.
In January 2020, MbEN submitted these comments to the Public Utilities Board for consideration during the review process for Efficiency Manitoba’s 2020/23 Efficiency Plan.
MbEN, along with 10 other organizations, hosted this public debate during the leadup to the 2019 provincial election in Manitoba. A recording of the event is available here on our website.
In July 2019, MbEN submitted these comments for consideration by the City of Winnipeg during the review of the OurWinnipeg policy and implementation plan.