B.C. is not alone in experiencing droughts and other extreme weather events, all of which are worsening with climate change. Extractivist projects like Nestlé’s and other bottled water takings, fracking, tar sands development, mining and other resource projects threaten clean water sources, further fuel climate crises and violate Indigenous rights.
Emma Lui's blog
The summer is a time to swim, paddle and enjoy the marvelous lakes and rivers. As a new resident to the area, I feel so fortunate to swim in places like the Gatineau River or Meech Lake so close to home. These clean waterways are a beautiful reminder of how important it is to protect water for our and future generations.
Bill C-69 – the Trudeau government’s proposed changes to Canada’s water, environment and energy laws – passed at Third Reading last week.
Flint is still dealing with the lead poisoning of residents’ drinking water. Residents of Detroit are once again experiencing water shutoffs. Ontario has the highest number of Drinking Water Advisories in First Nations out of all the provinces in Canada. All the while Nestle is allowed to pump millions of litres of water from Ontario and Michigan every day to bottle and sell for profit.
This morning the Trudeau government confirmed that it would pay $4.5 billion to buy the Kinder Morgan pipeline. This decision was made as the total number of drinking water advisories on First Nations reserves significantly increased from 124 at the beginning of May to 174 advisories in the last couple of weeks.
The Ontario 2018 election is just two weeks away. We asked thousands of people across Ontario what issues matter most and what will inform how they vote on June 7. Here’s what matters to you on water in Ontario.