The Hamilton Chapter of the Council of Canadians is calling on all mayoral candidates in Hamilton to support the three principles of the Blue Communities project:
1. A declaration that water is a human right.
2. Banning bottled water at municipal events and facilities.
3. Declaring that Council is committed to publicly owned and operated water and wastewater facilities and services.
Hamilton has a terrible history with water privatization. Voters going to the polls on October 27 should be able to vote for a mayor who recognizes water as a human right, who promotes publicly financed, owned and operated water and wastewater services, and who would ban the sale of bottled water in public facilities and at municipal events.