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March 25, 2019

The Council of Canadians is excited to join the the Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project (ALDP) “an independent and non-partisan initiative pushing for accurate and transparent government-level data pertaining to Alberta’s oil and gas liabilities.”

March 22, 2019

Fredericton

Fredericton Chapter supporting the youth-led climate rally.

Council chapters are made up of volunteers who work with local community groups, organized labour and others to promote the Council’s campaigns to protect water and public health care, work for fair trade, climate justice and democracy as well as other issues of social and economic concern. Check out some of our chapters’ actions below and be in touch if you are interested in getting involved in a chapter near you.

March 22, 2019

Today is World Water Day – a day for all of us to celebrate this life-giving resource.

Do you have 2 minutes to show your love for water? Today is World Water Day – a day for all of us to celebrate this life-giving resource, take action to protect it, and support communities suffering without access to clean, safe drinking water, including right here in our own backyard.

I know you care deeply about water. Supporters like you have helped build the Council of Canadians into a global leader in protecting community water sources and fighting for water justice. And I’m so grateful to you.

Now here are some ways you can join in today’s celebration and make a real difference:

March 21, 2019

Please take a few minutes to tell the Ontario government to protect our water.

Lying under the ground in Tiny Township, ON is an aquifer that contains the purest groundwater ever tested.

Now the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is accepting comments on a proposal by Dufferin Aggregates to expand its gravel pit (the Teedon Pit), located in the heart of the recharge area for this precious aquifer.

Expanding the Teedon Pit would mean cutting down the trees, stripping away the soil and then gouging out the gravel and sand that together make up the “filter” that keeps the groundwater so pure. Dufferin Aggregates intends to store construction materials on the site – increasing the risk of contamination to the aquifer.

The company is also seeking a permit to extract millions of litres of water every day in order to wash the gravel on site.

March 21, 2019

In a recent and hard-hitting article in Policy Options, Pam Palmater, a Mi’kmaw lawyer from Eel River Bar First Nation, author, activist and Associate Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University in Toronto, writes about the water crisis many First Nations face, saying it’s a crisis that is “entirely of Canada’s own making.”

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