The Council of Canadians, the Public Service Alliance of Canada - Ontario, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, the CUPE Ontario International Solidarity Committee and more than 50 other leading labour, civil society, grassroots groups and individuals have joined with migrant detainees in Lindsay, Ontario to demand an end to the indefinite detention of migrants, a stop to their incarceration in a maximum security jail, and an overhaul to the adjudication process.
Rising Tide states, "Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) is currently considering allowing a massive expansion of the Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal. If the project is approved, Vancouver would become the biggest coal exporter in North America, and the associated carbon emissions would be greater than BC’s current total annual carbon output."
A Food & Water Europe media release today highlights that, "The European Water Movement welcomed the submission of 1.8 million signatures to the European Commission, demanding it to 'implement the human right to water and sanitation'."
Through the European Citizens’ Initiative, the European Commission is being asked to propose legislation that implements the human right to water and sanitation as recognized by the United Nations General Assembly.
In order to move this forward, 1 million signatures from at least seven different European Union Member States was needed.
It is not too late to join the many voices from across Ontario and Canada to tell the Premier that the people of Grassy Narrows deserve justice.
In Barcelona last week, 50 water justice activists, trade unionists, researchers and water operators from 29 countries gathered to share analysis and strategies aimed at promoting democratic public water and sanitation services. The groups are loosely affiliated through the Reclaiming Public Water Network, which met previously in 2011.
As Satoko Kishimoto of the Transnational Institute pointed out the global water justice network has won many struggles over the last decade including formal recognition at the United Nations of water and sanitation as human rights.