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NEWS: Great Lakes Commons Water Forum in Toronto a “can’t miss” event

Toronto’s NOW Magazine notes as the Council of Canadians Toronto chapter organized ‘2013 Great Lakes Commons Water Forum’ as a “can’t miss” event this weekend.

The magazine says, “H20 is our precious shared resource and the Great Lakes our lifeline, so taking it for granted could be fatal. Hear the latest on the threats and strategies for protection at the Great Lakes Commons Water Forum. Reps from the Great Lakes Water Walkers, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and more report. Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians gives the keynote, and Alanna Mitchell, author of Sea Sick: The Global Ocean In Crisis, hosts. Saturday (April 27), noon to 5 pm. $10 or pwyc. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. canadians.org.”

As further highlighted on our website:

What: 2013 Great Lakes Commons Water Forum
When: Saturday, April 27 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W, Toronto)
Guest speaker: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians

Other speakers:
Ann Slater, President, National Farmers Union – Ontario
Alexa Bradley, Program Director, On the Commons
Mark Mattson, Great Lakes Waterkeeper
Sylvia Plain, Great Lakes Water Walker
Aliss Terpstra, International Institute of Concern for Public Health
Representatives from Rising Tide Toronto – Speaking on the threat of the Line 9 pipeline & our watersheds

“The Great Lakes Commons theme reminds us that the City of Toronto is part of a larger community and that our water sources are shared. We cannot talk about Toronto’s water without including other groups and communities who are doing their own excellent and important work to protect our lakes, rivers, watersheds and aquifers that bring life to our region. Please come out and join fellow members in your community for this exciting event. The event is free and open to everyone, and we hope you can make it!”

More at http://canadians.org/chapters/documents/TO-letter-members.pdf, http://canadians.org/events/Maude_Barlow.html, http://torontococ.weebly.com/annual-water-forum.html, and http://nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=192194.