The Council of Canadians and Wellington Water Watchers take action at the Nestle facility in Aberfoyle, Ontario, November 27, 2017.
Almost two years after Nestle's permit to take water in Aberfoyle expired and with a provincial election in Ontario just weeks away, the transnational corporation's water taking permit applications for Aberfoyle and Hillsburgh have not yet been posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario's website.
The Council of Canadians is deeply deeply concerned that Nestle's provincial permit to take 3.6 million litres of water a day in Aberfoyle expired on July 31, 2016, while its permit to take 1.1 million litres a day in Hillsburgh expired on August 31, 2017. We estimate that Nestle has pumped more than 1 billion litres of water on these expired permits.
Why the delay?