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.
The Trudeau government categorizing drinking water advisories as “long-term” and “short term” is misleading.
Last week, nearly 30 Council of Canadians chapters organized events from coast to coast to coast to promote water justice in Indigenous communities as well as in their communities. Chapters organized events and activities to draw attention to important water issues like fracking, the Site C dam, Blue Communities, Nestlé and other bottled water takings, offshore drilling, the Canadian Navigable Waters Act, wetlands and much more.
Water Is Life summit speakers and participants were outraged that governments allow Nestlé and other water companies to take, control and sell water for a profit while failing to secure clean water for residents in Flint, Detroit, and many Indigenous nations.
The Trudeau government is poised to carry on the Harper government’s harmful legacy on water and leave 99% of lakes and rivers unprotected in Canada.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to develop a national program for protecting wetlands in Canada.
The Council of Canadians is supporting teachers who are educating young people about the lack of clean water in First Nations. The Council created this water drop for teachers working with their students to hold the Trudeau government to its promise of ending DWAs within five years (now four years).
This blog summarizes some of the key water issues in B.C. and provides some sample questions to ask election candidates at all-candidates debates, at their campaign offices or when they come to your door asking for support.
Statistics Canada released an updated water study today about freshwater supply and demand in Canada showing fluctuations in water yield - water runoff into streams and rivers - throughout 1974-2013 as well as seasonally. The study, Human Activity and the Environment 2016: Freshwater in Canada, provides statistics on freshwater supply and demand for each of the 25 drainage regions in Canada.