Regulatory Changes Could Accelerate MB Wetland Loss

Proposed Regulatory Changes Could Accelerate Manitoba Wetland Loss

At the end of November, the Manitoba government launched public consultations on a draft regulation that would streamline approvals for lower-risk, lower-impact drainage and water control projects. With those consultations now complete, groups that have voiced their concerns include the International Institute for Sustainable Development, The Lake Winnipeg Foundation, and the Keystone Agricultural Producers.

For further information, please read Bryce Hoye’s article for CBC News.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/water-rights-regulation-wetlands-1.4994240

 

For background, please read Lorraine Stevenson’s article for the Manitoba Co-Operator:

https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/news/new-law-aims-to-protect-wetlands-lakes-rivers/

 

And info from the Manitoba government “A Proposed Regulation under The Water Rights Act”:

https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/consultations/pdf/proposed_regulation_consultation.pdf