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Windsor-Essex chapter holds cross-border rally on the Detroit River to mark World Water Day

The Council of Canadians Windsor-Essex chapter and Windsor on Watch held a cross-border rally today to mark World Water Day.

Chapter activist Doug Hayes tell us, “We had an opening and blessing by [Mohawk Elder] Mona Stonefish followed by Peggy Case who is with Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation. Then [chapter activist] Randy Emerson spoke about oil and pipelines. There were a few other speakers who raised key issues.”

Twenty-four Council of Canadians chapters are participating in World Water Day actions across the country this year.

The Windsor-Essex, Medicine Hat, Brandon/Westman, Edmonton, Prince Albert, Northwest Territories, Chilliwack, Cowichan Valley, Comox Valley, Whitehorse, Montreal, Guelph, Centre Wellington, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Northumberland, Peterborough-Kawarthas, Quinte, South Niagara, Sudbury, Toronto, South Shore, Saint John, and Kent County chapters are all taking action between March 2 and April 6 to mark World Water Day.

Those actions include: this cross-border rally, presenting to municipal councils to become a blue community, screening the films Bottled Life, Water on the Table and Above All Else, organizing a provincial all-candidates meeting on water, taking a group-selfie in front of a local river, holding public forums, tabling, holding discussions, organizing a tap water versus bottled water taste test, and more.

Chapters have also been photographing Nestle bottled water labels across the country to show how far bottled water is trucked outside of the watershed where it was extracted. You can read more about that here.

For details on this year’s activities, please click here.