Maude Barlow to discuss Ontario's water crisis in Paris on Wednesday

Media Advisory
June 13, 2017

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WHAT: Well-known water justice activist Maude Barlow will be in Paris, Ontario tomorrow to draw attention to Ontario’s water crisis. This event is presented by the Concerned Citizens of Brant and the Council of Canadians.

WHO:

  • Maude Barlow, Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and author of the bestselling book Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (ECW Press, September 2016)
  • Graham Flint, P.Eng., President, Gravel Watch Ontario
  • Paul General, Manager of Six Nations Eco-Centre and Wild­life Officer, Member of Seneca Nation, Six Nations of Grand River
  • Dr. Sheri Longboat, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph, Haudenosaunee Mohawk, Six Nations of Grand River
  • Ron Norris, Co-Chair, Concerned Citizens of Brant
  • Dr. Gerald Tetreault, Aquatic Toxicologist, Research Associate, University of Waterloo

WHEN: Wednesday, June 14 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: St. Paul’s United Church, 48 Broadway W., Paris (Map). Admission is free and open to all.

WHY: The water crisis is front and centre in Paris where the community has been fighting the approval of a quarry owned by Dufferin Aggregates/CRH which threatens to contaminate the town’s drinking water.

ABOUT MAUDE BARLOW AND BOILING POINT:

Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (ECW Press, September 2016) is Maude Barlow’s 18th book. It lays bare the extent of Canada’s water crisis and argues water policies will become the defining issue of the next decade.

“The water crisis is at our door here in Canada. All the issues we thought so far away are upon us now,” writes Barlow in Boiling Point. “It is time to abandon our false beliefs that Canada has unlimited supplies of water, that Canadians have taken care of this water heritage and one another or that we still have lots of time to do so. We need a strong, national plan of action based on a new water ethic that puts water protection and water justice at the heart of all our policies and laws.”

One of the world’s foremost water activists, Maude Barlow has been on the front lines of the planet’s water crises for the past 20 years. An expert on the subject, she has worked with governments and organizations around the world to protect this precious resource.

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For more information or to arrange an interview:

Dylan Penner, 613-795-8685, dpenner@canadians.org

Susannah Ames, 416-694-3348 ext. 154, susannah@ecwpress.com