The Winnipeg Free Press recently published a book review of Maude Barlow’s new book Whose Water is it, Anyway?: Taking Water Protection Into Public Hands. Written by Matt Henderson, the review explores the book’s themes and concludes it “provides a blueprint for the work and pathway for hope.”
Here is the full review:
It’s difficult to fathom that a water crisis exists in Canada. As a hyper-privileged person on this planet, the lack of this public good and basic necessity for life seems like a problem that other people have. Think Flint, Mich.; Cape Town, South Africa; Chile; Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. Many Canadians live under the illusion that clean drinking water is in abundance, that it is somehow protected from the greedy reach of corporations and that we have designed a system of governance to ensure that we all have access to this most basic need.