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One Year Since Deadly Heatwave in Canada, Protections Still Needed

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A woman sits to take a rest as heatwave hits Western Canada on June 30, 2021 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. © 2021 Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images © 2021 Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images As the one-year anniversary of a lethal heatwave in Western Canada approaches, the British Columbia and Canadian governments need to ensure that support is in place for those most at risk from climate change-exacerbated extreme heat. Last year, Human Rights Watch documented how lack of access to cooling and targeted support contributed to…

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