The New Brunswick Bill of Rights to Protect Children's Health from Environmental Hazards is an initiative of organizations working together through the New Brunswick Children's Environmental Health Collaborative.

Children are
more vulnerable than adults to harm from environmental hazards, and childhood exposures can result in health effects throughout their life stages and into adulthood. Although children in Canada and elsewhere in the world already have a right through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of
health”, this does not explicitly address protection from harm to their health due to environmental hazards. 

To develop and promote practical and enforceable laws that will:
  • recognize the particular vulnerabilities of children
  • protect children's health from environmental hazards, and
  • promote healthy indoor and outdoor environments that support children's health and development.                                   
Children should have the right to special protection from environmental hazards to ensure that they can live and grow in healthy environments. Do you agree?    

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Action Alerts

Still Time to Submit Comments - Snowmobile Trail Development up Mount Carleton

Monday, 21 November 2016
by Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
You can still send in your comments until end of day Nov 21 (Monday) on the environmental assessment report about the proposed snowmobile trail at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. If you're not sure what to say, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NB Chapter has summarized some of our key messages here: http://cpawsnb.org/images/upload/key_messages_EIA.pdf

Please send comments or questions to: lynn.white@gnb.ca or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.

EIA Needed to Build Bridges: Mount Carleton Park

Friday, 09 September 2016
by Linda Robertson
Attention All New Brunswickers!

There are two bridges being built in Mount Carleton Park.  One of the bridges ( Moose Brook Bridge) is being built in a major moose yard and through a significant wetland.  The other bridge ( Bathurst Lake Thoroughfare), which once was a footbridge, is being built through a wildlife habitat and stream. 

The Department of Environment have given an exemption to the Department of Tourism to build these two new bridges.  They do have a Watercourse Alteration Permit.

The Friends of Mount Carleton Park believe that a full EIA is required. We want the construction to stop and we want the Department of Environment to conduct a full EIA on this construction project.

We are asking everyone to call Minister Serge Rouselle at 453-2690 or send an email at:  serge.rousselle@gnb.ca to voice their concern and to call for an EIA on the 2 bridges construction sites.

Please see CBC article below regarding this issue.

Déclaration des droits pour protéger la santé des enfants des dangers environnementaux