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Introduce greater protection for the Great Lakes and other large lakes.


  • Implement a national freshwater strategy and work with provinces and territories to protect waterways under international agreements.
  • Fully restore navigable waters protections for all of Canada's lakes and rivers.

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  • Using the existing Green Infrastructure Fund, launch a national program to restore natural buffer zones along waterways.
  • Invest in climate-proofing essential infrastructure, prioritizing drinking and waste water systems to protect against flooding, droughts, and contamination.