Water is a public resource; it belongs to everyone. But water privatization is sneaking through the back door in the form of public-private partnerships. What does it mean? What can you do? This fact sheet will help answer these questions.
Canada is a net exporter of bottled water, selling its ancient glacier waters all over the world mostly for the profit of the large foreign-owned, multi-national water companies.
Tips and materials for Council of Canadians chapter activists and other health care advocates
In Striking a Better Balance: Alternative Federal Budget 2014, the Council of Canadians is calling on the Conservative government to implement a bold, long-term plan on water protection in order to fulfill its international obligations on the human right to water and sanitation.
Twenty years of a failed free trade agenda is too much. It’s time to say “no” to corporate rights deals!
Support for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) drops when people find out what’s in the deal
Protecting the future of the Great Lakes is in all of our hands. When communities come together with passion and purpose, they can change political priorities and shape a better future for our shared water. Together, we can build a new Great Lakes commons vision that centres on people and the environment over industry and commodification.
Also inside: Energy East: Another Broken Pipeline Plan | CETA: What's in the deal? | Where to store a toxic nuclear legacy? | Dr. Profit takes the B.C. government - and medicare - to court
TransCanada Corp. wants to convert its natural gas pipeline, currently operating at half capacity, into an oil pipeline that would carry 1.1 million barrels per day. The pipeline, which has been dubbed “Energy East,” presently ends in Quebec. But the company, with the support of some politicians, wants to extend it all the way to the Irving refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick.