Canada’s reputation throughout the Global South is tarnished by the human rights and environmental violations of its mining companies abroad. Seventy-five per cent of the world’s mining and exploration
A vibrant global movement for climate justice is animating a transition to a fossil‐free future. This movement recognizes the interconnectedness of struggles for human rights and social, economic and ecological justice. It is about transformation toward equitable economies and societies in harmony with nature.
A compilation of blog posts written by Maude Barlow, detailing her experiences while in Mexico as a panelist for the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal - an independent international panel that examines and provides judgments on human rights violations. Maude and the Blue Planet Project team also participated in a public forum on the right to water in Mexico City, and traveled to Cerro de San Pedro a
Canada-European Union free trade talks are moving quickly and entering a critical stage. Water services are on the table for the first time ever in a Canadian trade agreement. Why? Europe is home to the largest water corporations in the world. Expansion for these companies means the privatization of public utilities.
The current system of purchasing drugs in Canada is a hybrid of public and private. It leaves Canadians paying the second highest price for prescription drugs in the developed world - according to Statistics Canada, 8 per cent of Canadians claim that they did not fill a prescription in the last twelve months due to costs. Our current system is broken; it’s time for a new and affordable one.
This report cautions provincial and territorial governments about the effect of proposed services, investment and procurement commitments in CETA on public water systems and water management in Canada. It explains the benefits of public ownership and management of water utilities and the importance of public finance for urgently needed municipal and First Nations water system upgrades.
Download, print, and mail this postcard to Prime Minister Harper to let him know that you demand a national water policy for Canada!