The Council of Canadians Winnipeg chapter is collaborating with the Manitoba EcoNetwork Water Caucus and Aurora Farm to screen ‘Flooding Hope – The Lake St. Martin First Nation Story’ and ‘Burning Water’, followed by a brief overview of water issues in Manitoba and an open discussion.
In May 2011, Manitoba decided to spare Winnipeg from the effects of a large spring runoff by diverting water into several northern communities, this action displaced more than 1,400 people from the Lake St. Martin First Nation and devastated their homes.
The chapter will also be launching its ‘Stop Fracking’ petition at this forum, and the Water Caucus will be launching their Lake Winnipeg postcard campaign. Lake Winnipeg is the sixth largest freshwater lake in Canada. Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has described it as “the sickest body of water in Canada”.
This public forum will take place on March 22 at the University of Winnipeg Eckhardt-Grammate Hall starting at 7 pm.
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