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Centre Wellington chapter screens ‘Bottled Life’, a film about Nestle water-takings

The Council of Canadians Centre Wellington chapter screened the film Bottled Life: The Truth about Nestlé’s Business with Water on March 12.

Chapter activist Libby Carlaw tells us, “Over 40 supporters came out to see the powerful documentary outlining Nestle business practices around the world and their predatory practices illustrated in communities in Maine, Pakistan, and Nigeria. The Council of Canadians own Maude Barlow was a featured commentator on the film. Thanks to the national organization for providing support and also to John Chalmers at the Gorge Cinema in Elora for providing the venue.”

In the film, Barlow says of Nestle, “They’re after profit. They’re predators. Water hunters looking for the last pure water in the world.”

Carlaw adds, “Centre Wellington is one of three locations in Wellington County, Ontario where Nestle is looking to or has been pumping water for their brands and off label customers.”

The film screening this weekend was organized by chapter activist Diane Ballantyne and hosted by Carlaw.

Nineteen Council of Canadians chapters are organizing around World Water Day (March 22), with several other chapters also planning screenings of Bottled Life.

To see a trailer for the film, please click here.