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Barlow launches 14-city Boiling Point book tour on Sept. 20

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow’s newest book, Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis, will be available in bookstores as of September 19.

ECW, the publisher of the book, highlights, “In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change. She also crafts a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security. Water scarcity will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep.”

To help share the message of the book, Barlow will be on a cross-country tour, including in the following communities:

  • Ottawa (Centretown United Church) – September 20

  • Kingston (Queen’s University) – September 21

  • Guelph (Harcourt United Church) – September 22 – in conversation with Arlene Slocombe of Wellington Water Watchers

  • Toronto (Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church) – September 23 – in conversation with Sarah Harmer

  • Vancouver (Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral) – September 29 – in conversation with David Suzuki

  • Winnipeg (McNally Robinson Atrium) – November 24

Public forums are also being organized for Barrie (November 7) and Chilliwack (November 21). In addition, book-signing events are now being planned in Calgary (September 30), Belleville (October 3), St. John’s (October 14-16), Saskatoon (October 18), Windsor (November 2) and Halifax (November 10).

Boiling Point is Barlow’s 18th book and a must-read.

Naomi Klein says, “Maude Barlow is one of our planet’s greatest water defenders. In this indispensable book, she brings her hard-won wisdom home, demonstrating that Canada is already in the midst of our own water crisis. With great warmth and precision, she also shows that by taking up the call for ‘water justice’ — so intimately connected to other struggles — we can start to build the society we want. This book has all the facts, forceful analysis, and moral clarity that Canadians will need to wake up and join this most urgent of struggles.”

Barlow’s book tour is being launched at the same time as our new Every lake, every river campaign. This campaign calls on the Trudeau government to immediately and fully restore the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Fisheries Act and the Navigable Waters Protection Act (currently the Navigation Protection Act) to their 2012 standards until new and stronger laws are in effect. The tour will also be supporting a declaration that calls on individuals to pledge to boycott Nestle bottled water. That transnational is now applying to the Ontario government for a continued water-taking permit in Aberfoyle and a water-testing permit in Elora.

Please buy your copy of the book from an independent bookseller (they will also be on hand to sell the book at our public events). You can also pre-order the book directly from the publisher here.

For more details on the tour dates, click here and scroll down to the lower right-hand column.