From Tar Sands to Ring of Fire—forewarning changes to Canada's watersheds

This research points to the fact that we need vastly more capability to monitor water quality instead of the Federal Gov'ts trend to less. There are watersheds that are being affected that are not being monitored, so we really have no idea how bad the effect is and what we should do to mitigate it.

Ask your MP about it. And the candidates.

Chu and and a team of U of T researchers examined environmental, human census and business pattern data from across Canada. Their analyis showed climate warming and northward expansion of human activities over a 10-year period from 1996 to 2006, threatening the quality and quantity of freshwater resources, especially in areas with the most human activity. They employed a variety of different scenarios that rank watersheds based on the importance of freshwater fish biodiversity, the presence of fish species at risk, and intensity of human activities.