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October 2019

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Update: We reached out via email to Canada’s four main federal parties, asking them if they agree to these three commitments. (Note, we did not share the additional context provided here but we did share the links.)

  • The Conservative Party of Canada did not send us a response.
  • The Green Party of Canada sent us this response.
  • The Liberal Party of Canada sent us this response.
  • The New Democratic Party of Canada sent us this response.

Water connects us all. It is essential to life on our shared planet. It flows across our shared landscape – and its health is our shared responsibility.

Canada’s...

Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21. Together with our partners at the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective, we are reminding federal leaders that restoring and protecting the health of Lake Winnipeg will require us all to work together.

We’ve outlined three freshwater commitments for Canada’s next government – you can learn more here.

LWF's office will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14 for the Thanksgiving long weekend. We will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Dear LWF supporter,

Lake Winnipeg shoreline with sandy beach and trees and the text "Working together: Three commitments for Canada's next government

Canada’s election takes place on Oct. 21. Together with our partners at the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC), we are reminding federal leaders that restoring and protecting the health of Lake Winnipeg and other water bodies will require us all to work together.

LWF and LWIC are asking the next federal government to agree to – and follow through on – the following three commitments:

  • Bring everyone to the table – Include Indigenous governments as signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding Respecting Lake Winnipeg and the Lake Winnipeg Basin
  • Strategically engage with and support community-based water monitoring efforts – implement the recommendations listed in “Elevating Community-Based Water Monitoring in Canada”
  • Respect and use Indigenous knowledge in decision-making – ensure that the commitments made in federal legislation are meaningfully implemented in practice.

Head to our website to learn more about these commitments, and to read the responses we received from federal parties.

We encourage all lake-lovers to engage with federal candidates about Lake Winnipeg. (Not sure who’s running in your area? More information is available on Election Canada’s website.)

LWF and LWIC look forward to collaborating with Canada’s next government to improve the health of our shared waters.

Thank you for your interest in Lake Winnipeg,

The LWF team

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Join the Coalition to Save Lake Winnipeg (CSLW) to learn more about the challenges Lake Winnipeg is facing – and what you can do to help!

CSLW is a collaboration of communities, individual citizens, cottage associations, representatives from rural municipalities and other stakeholders in the south basin of Lake Winnipeg. This afternoon information session will feature presentations from LWF’s executive director, Alexis Kanu, as well as representatives from the Lake Winnipeg Project, Ducks Unlimited Canada and the provincial government’s program concerned with zebra mussels. Presentations will...

LWF's office will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Remembrance Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

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