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UPDATE: More ‘blue communities’ anticipated

The Blue Communities Project is an initiative of the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, and in Quebec with Eau Secours. It calls on municipalities to recognize water as a human right, to ban the sale of bottled water in civic spaces, and to support the public ownership of water utilities.

On March 22 this year, Burnaby, British Columbia became the first blue community in Canada. Then on June 23, the city council of Victoria, BC voted to become a blue community.

Now, Kingston, Ontario (on September 20), Tiny Township, ON (this fall), Port Alberni, BC (pending a staff report on bottled water), and Pointe-Claire, Quebec are also poised to become blue communities.

In February, a Montreal Gazette reporter argued that Montreal should become a blue community, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=5422.

To find out how to make your community a blue community, please go to http://canadians.org/bluecommunities.