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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!

International Day of Action of Rivers is March 14

International Day of Action of Rivers is March 14

Rivers provide clean, flowing waters for ecosystems, wildlife, and human communities. In recognition of the International Day of Action of ...
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Take action for water on World Water Day!

Take action for water on World Water Day!

March 22 is World Water Day Take action for water in your community There are few things more important than ...
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A photo of Dr. David Schindler earlier in his career.

The Council mourns the loss of world-renowned ecologist David Schindler 

This past Thursday, March 4, 2021, the world lost Dr. David Schindler, “Canada’s leading ecologist.” The Council extends its condolences to his friends and ...
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BREAKING: Nestle sells water business to Wall St for $4.3 Billion

BREAKING: Nestle sells water business to Wall St for $4.3 Billion

This week’s news that Nestlé is selling its bottled water interests in Canada is a capitalistic déjà vu for communities ...
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Water P3s

The federal government’s scheme to promote water P3s in Canada

For the last year, the CIB has signaled its intention to promote water and wastewater P3s across the country, touting ...
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No loopholes on community consent

No loopholes on community consent

Nestlé is still pumping out Ontario groundwater while it looks for a new buyer for its bottled water business in ...
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Pyramid Lake, Jasper, AB, Canada

The Council of Canadians submission to the Canada Water Agency Consultation

The new Canada Water Agency must play a key role in implementing the human right to water and sanitation at ...
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Water quality advisory

Suspending water quality monitoring: oversight or disaster capitalism?

This week, the Council of Canadians learned that the federal government has suspended water quality monitoring activities since the beginning ...
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