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corruption

At the May-12-2016 Anti-Corruption Summit in London, forty countries signed up to general principles and signed a global declaration, and some made specific country commitments.

Transparency International welcomes the spirit of commitment and will look at all the fine print to see how we as civil society can ensure that words turn into actions.

   

economic inequality

"Greater equality improves health and life expectancy and dramatically reduces the frequency of a wide range of social problems, including violence, incarceration, illiteracy, mental illness, and drug addiction."

EqualityTrust.org

 

Committee report recommends major reform of Parliament's control of toxic substances

Photo of Joseph Castrilli and Fe de LeonAuthors: Joseph Castrilli and Fe de Leon; Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), Date: June 22, 2017

If the recommendations of a Parliamentary committee are adopted by the House of Commons, Canada will move closer to enshrining environmental rights, substituting safer alternatives, and strengthening protection of vulnerable populations in the regulation of toxic substances.

The recommendations are contained in a 162-page report released by the House Standing Environment Committee following a year-long review of Canada's primary law on toxic substances, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Read Joseph Castrilli and Fe de Leon's blog here.

 

recycleAll you need to know to recycle a product.

Everything from medications and packaging to electronics to used paints, tires, oil and antifreeze.