Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.
But the Conservatives said the bill will spur economic growth in Canada and criticized those who attacked it.
Bill C-45 was more than 400 pages long and, like its predecessors, made changes to a myriad of rules and regulations.
The most contentious amendments were those to the Navigable Waters Protection Act, which removed thousands of lakes and streams from federal protection under that law.
The Conservatives said the changes streamline regulation and remove red tape that held up projects along waterways, however, opposition parties argue that it removes environmental oversight of some of Canada's most valued lakes and rivers.