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Water

The Council of Canadians fights to protect Canada’s freshwater sources from pollution, privatization, and government neglect. Our campaign work focuses on recognizing water as part of a shared commons and a human right.

Canada has no national strategy to address urgent water issues, leaving it up to communities to defend local waters. We support these Public Water Champions nationwide, mobilizing our tens of thousands of supporters and over fifty volunteer chapters. We encourage community empowerment and involvement through our “Blue Communities Project.” We are pushing the Federal government to create a strong and independent Canada Water Agency and a comprehensive National Water Policy. We are opposing Big Water and its attempts to commodify water.

Water is vital to people’s health and livelihoods. Join us in taking action to protect water!

NEWS: Nestle pressures Guelph to not screen 'Tapped' documentary

NEWS: Nestle pressures Guelph to not screen ‘Tapped’ documentary

The Guelph Mercury reports, “The city pulled the plug on screening a film that portrayed Nestle Waters North America in ...
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New report sets guidelines for municipal service charges

New report sets guidelines for municipal service charges

Communities, environmentalists and local governments pondering the issue of water service fees in an era of severe budget cuts have ...
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Action Alert: Tell the U of A that Nestlé Chair Peter Brabeck-Letmathe doesn’t deserve an honorary degree

Action Alert: Tell the U of A that Nestlé Chair Peter Brabeck-Letmathe doesn’t deserve an honorary degree

The University of Alberta has announced that on March 1 it will award an honorary degree to Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, the ...
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WIN! French court rejects Suez lawsuit against FLOW

WIN! French court rejects Suez lawsuit against FLOW

A French court has rejected a defamation lawsuit brought by Suez Water against FLOW. FLOW: For Love of Water is ...
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SITE 41: Meeting with councillors, and gathering together

SITE 41: Meeting with councillors, and gathering together

Yesterday, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, water campaigner Meera Karunananthan, and I met with the mayor of Collingwood, the ...
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