Leo Broderick and Maude Barlow have highlighted the need to protect water in Prince Edward Island.
Charlottetown-based Council of Canadians chairperson Leo Broderick commented this past spring on the draft Water Act that had just been released by the provincial government of Prince Edward Island.
At that time, Broderick expressed concern that there was no direct reference to fracking in the draft text of the legislation.
The draft was released in mid-March after a first round of public consultations.
In October 2015, Broderick presented to the PEI Environmental Advisory Committee as it gathered input for this draft Act. He raised concerns at that time about fracking, bottled water takings, the need to recognize water as a human right, and the need to legislate a ban on deep well irrigation to prevent long-term groundwater depletion in the province.