Alistair asked the Minister of National Defence when he will stop the dumping of contaminated soil from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt to Shawnigan Lake
November 15th, 2016 - 3:00pm
Mr. Speaker, the residents in my riding of Cowichan—Malahat—Langford are calling on the government to stop the dumping of contaminated soil from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt to Shawnigan Lake.
This contamination is seeping into the watershed, threatening aquatic life and drinking water for an entire community. The community was never consulted and never approved it.
Will the Minister of National Defence stop the dumping of this contaminated soil in this area and will the government protect Shawnigan Lake, which provides drinking water for thousands of local residents?