The New Reality
October 2 2021 7:00am

How a river in Quebec won the right to be a legal person

The Magpie River in Eastern Quebec is the first ecosystem in Canada to be granted personhood rights, joining a global movement using a legal revolution to save the planet. And as Krista Hessey found out for The New Reality, it was an alliance among a First Nation, the local county, and a group of paddlers that came together to protect the Magpie from development.

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