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VIEW: Water is a fundamental right, says Barlow

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow writes in an on-line Globe and Mail op-ed today that, “Last week, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly, for the first time, to adopt a resolution recognizing the human right to drinking water and sanitation. One hundred and twenty-two countries voted in favour of the resolution, none opposed and 41 abstained. The General Assembly also voted to call for member states to provide financial resources and technology to help realize this right in poorer countries.”

To read Maude’s full op-ed, please go to http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/point-water-is-a-fundamental-right/article1661763/