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August 1, 2014

Even by the standards of negotiations surrounding the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) the last week of news about the status of the negotiations has been bewildering.

July 31, 2014

Saed al-Din Atbash, the head of water facilities at Gaza Municipality, has appealed to the international community to urge Israel stop targeting water and sewerage facilities in Gaza. He says that all occupied civilians have a legal and human right to clean water and sanitation.

We agree.

July 30, 2014

Earlier this week, it was shown that the provincial government had been hiding and down playing information on the serious implications of mercury poisoning the people of Grassy Narrows have been suffering.  Responding to this grotesque cover-up that multiple provincial governments have known about -and have been intentionally burying so they can push through with a clear-cut plan- the people of Grassy Narrows and First Nations leaders in Ontario held a press conference demanding action.

July 29, 2014

CETAThere have been a flurry of developments on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) over the past four days.

July 29, 2014

Detroit’s water crisis has drawn international attention in recent weeks putting a spotlight on the water cut-off program being pursued by the city. Organizations on the ground have been calling for an end to the cut-offs since March when the city announced it would begin shutting off water services to 1,500 to 3,000 households every week. Following a report  to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation submitted by the Blue Planet Project/Council of Canadians and Detroit groups, Special Rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque warned that the mass water shut-offs were a violation of human rights.

After mounting pressure the city announced a 15-day suspension on new shut-offs yet groups continue to call for the shut offs to end permanently.

Canadian water convoy

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