The MP pledge for environmental rights

The MP pledge is a signed document assuring that a member of Parliament will support the right to a healthy environment, including the right to clean air and water.

To endorse the MP pledge:

  1. Download the pledge certificate below
  2. Sign the pledge in electronic or paper format
  3. Then return by email or post to:

MP Pledge for Environmental Rights
c/o David Suzuki Foundation
219 – 2211 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K 4S2

Pledge for environmental rights

Download the pledge

Document text:

The Pledge for Environmental Rights responds to the growing movement in Canada and around the world for legal recognition of the human right to a healthy environment.

Environmental rights are based on the simple yet powerful belief that everyone has the right to clean air and water. It is one of the fastest-growing fields of human rights internationally. More than 150 countries now recognize the legal right to a healthy environment, but not Canada.

More than 170 Canadian municipalities have passed resolutions recognizing their citizens’ right to a healthy environment, and 9 out of 10 Canadians agree that Canada should recognize environmental rights in law.

I hereby pledge that, as a Member of Parliament, I will support the recognition in law of the right to a healthy environment for all people in Canada.