In August 2016, Nestlé purchased the Middlebrook well in Elora, Ontario despite the municipality’s attempt to buy it to safeguard their water supply. This sparked a national outcry.
A myth of abundance, lack of monitoring, and a profit-driven market allow our communities’ water sources to be exported out of local watersheds, never to return again.
70% of Canadians support a moratorium on fracking
The Great Lakes of North America are in serious trouble. Industrial pollution, climate change, over-extraction, invasive species, and wetland loss are all taking their toll on the watershed that provides life and livelihood to more than 40 million people that live around it.
Citizens in Canada and Europe have one clear option: reject CETA before it is ratified. If ratified, CETA will unfairly restrict how local governments source and procure goods and services, add hundreds of millions of dollars to the price of pharmaceutical drugs in our public health care system, create pressure to increase privatization of local water systems, transit and energy, and give...
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Universal pharmacare should be a core part of the next Health Accord. This report comes as the federal, provincial and territorial health ministers are meeting today to negotiate a new Canada Health Accord
In this report, Savaria Expert-Conseils Inc. evaluates the impacts of a petroleum hydrocarbons spill from TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline in the main watercourses of the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
Print version of the Nestle Boycott Declaration.
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The Blue Communities Project was created to help community activists and local leaders protect the water commons – our shared water resources and services. As a public sector worker, elected official or community activist pursuing the recognition of a “Blue Community,” you will become part of a growing international movement for public water.