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Barlow speaks at Haliburton Highlands event

Maude in Minden Hills

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke to about 300 people at an Environment Haliburton event at the Minden Hills Community Centre last night. She spoke about the global water crisis and water stewardship in the Haliburton Highlands.

Minden Hills is located about 100 kilometres north of Peterborough and about 200 kilometres north-east of Toronto. Haliburton County is dubbed the ‘Haliburton Highlands’ in part due to its similarity to the Scottish Highlands and the Scottish ancestry of many of its residents.

In an interview with the Haliburton Echo last month, Barlow said, “[On July 11] I’ll talk about the fact that water should be seen as a public trust. It belongs to the people; it belongs to the ecosystem; it belongs to the future generations.”

Peterborough chapter activist Roy Brady was there last night with a Council of Canadians information table answering questions, handing out materials, and selling copies of Barlow’s book Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever.

Photo by Andrew Davis.