Jump to page content
Small text Medium text Large text Terms and Concepts Site map Adjust text size Text and printable version Home
Government
This sub-section looks at the role and responsibility of the federal and some provincial governments. It presents the research, analysis and monitoring done by various federal and provincial departments.
Explore this issue through films excerpts, archives or texts
Close
Bold Government Leadership Is Needed
When it comes to dealing with electronic waste and to developing technology to reduce our environmental burdens,...
Read the article »»
Close
Small is Beautiful in New Brunswick
Governments play a vital role in protecting the environment.
Read the article »»
1
Small is Beautiful in New Brunswick
Tracy Glynn is an activist from the Miramichi who currently resides in Fredericton, where she works as the Acadian forest campaigner with Canada’s second oldest environmental organization, Conservation Council of New Brunswick. Her volunteer advocacy work, which is focused primarily on eradicating Canadian mining abuses overseas and at home, is rooted in her time spent at mine-affected communities in Indonesia and her academic background on mine pollution.
Governments play a vital role in protecting the environment.

Q: What are the roles of the Canadian and the provincial governments in the Maritimes in protecting the environment and the natural resources for the local populations?

A: The roles of Canadian and provincial government should be to protect public interests including the protection of the environment and natural resources. An economy managed on a bioregional scale—in New Brunswick’s case on a watershed basis given the amount of rivers and streams that run through our province—would provide not only for healthy local living economies but it would also add meaning to New Brunswick’s status as the picture province. New Brunswick is small, and therefore, small is beautiful.

Previous page Next page 1