Episode 42: "The Right to a Healthy Environment"

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Kheraj, Sean. "Episode 42: The Right to a Healthy Environment." Nature's Past podcast, 17 March 2014. MP3, 34:41. http://niche-canada.org/2014/03/19/natures-past-episode-42-the-right-to-a-healthy-environment/.

Canadians value their natural environment. Nine out of ten worry about the impacts of environmental degradation on their health. Nine out of ten are concerned about climate change. Eight out of ten believe that Canada needs stricter environmental laws and regulations. And 95 percent of Canadians consider access to clean water a basic human right.

So, do Canadians actually have a constitutional right to live in a healthy environment? According to David Boyd, the answer is no (at least, not exactly), but he explains why they should in his new book, The Right to a Healthy Environment: Revitalizing Canada’s Constitution.

Music credits: "Le Duel" by Arnaud Condé, "Transition" by Eric Bowers, "Chowny Rencontre Velvorn" by Arnaud Condé

Nature's Past podcasts are posted on a monthly basis on the website of the Network in Canadian History & Environment / Nouvelle initiative Canadienne en histoire de l'environnement (NiCHE). The podcasts contain discussion about the environmental history community and research in Canada. They are hosted by Sean Kheraj, an assistant professor in the Department of History at York University in Toronto, Canada.

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