Saturday, September 21, 2013

Letter Writing Campaing Week 2

Want to do more to save Kipawa Lake?

Each week we will be posting a decision maker in government and a form letter for you to send them. The best hope we have to protect Kipawa Lake is to appeal to these decision makers. Please check back each week and send the letter to the appropriate individual. 

The Algonquin First Nations appealed to Peter Kent for an joint review panel for the Kipawa Rare 
Earths Project. Mr. Kent said no. We now have a new Environment Minister. Let's help make sure they get their joint review panel this time. This week please mail this letter (or your own version) to:

Dear Minister Aglukkaq,

I am concerned about the proposed Kipawa Rare Earths Project in the territory of Wolf Lake and Eagle Village Algonquin First Nations.

This project has the potential for significant adverse effects to the water, fish, wildlife and human uses of the area and must be reviewed in the most rigorous and participatory way possible. The review must also be consistent with Canadian law on the duty to consult and accommodate and Canada’s international obligations under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

To meet these commitments Canada must accept in good faith the Algonquin First Nations offer to harmonize their review process with Canada in a joint review panel.

I fully endorse the First Nations call for a joint review panel for the Kipawa Project.



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