LETTER: Strong environmental laws protect our waters

Bill C-69 is vital to the environmental well-being of our province.

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We must protect our natural resources and ensure our grandchildren, pets and wild animals (marine and land) get to enjoy them as we do now. Big oil and gas companies are threatening to have this bill be nixed. They don’t care but we must.

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This bill needs to be supported if we love our clean air and clean water. And if we love watching whales frolicking through our coastal waters.

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Diane Curtis

Victoria

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