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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!

Protect Eisner Cove

Protect Eisner Cove

We are in the midst of a climate emergency. Indigenous ecology and western science agree that we need to change ...
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Webinar: Tailings: Past and Present

Tailings: Past and Present

Alberta’s tailings ponds provoked international outcry in 2008 when images were released of ducks struggling to survive in the toxic ...
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edmonton-wwd-symposium-22

Edmonton World Water Day Symposium 2022

The Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter hosted a panel and public discussion for World Water Day on Tuesday, March 22, ...
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The Canada Water Agency: All carrot, no stick

The Canada Water Agency: All carrot, no stick

The new Canada Water Agency can’t protect our waters without stronger regulatory and enforcement powers ...
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No Water To Waste

No Water To Waste: Boycott Bottled Water Petition

Take the pledge today never to use commercial bottled water. Become a Public Water Champion by boycotting all Bottled Water ...
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No Water To Waste: Boycott Bottled Water

No Water To Waste: Boycott Bottled Water

We have No Water to Waste Recently, a giant American corporation, Blue Triton, was granted permission to extract and bottle ...
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Premier Ford gives American bottled water giant permit to draw billions of litres of Ontario groundwater

Premier Ford gives American bottled water giant permit to draw billions of litres of Ontario groundwater

The Ontario government announced late yesterday that it is renewing two controversial permits that allow the extraction and bottling of ...
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Children to Trudeau: End Drinking Water Advisories on First Nations!

Children to Trudeau: End Drinking Water Advisories on First Nations!

More than 1,600 elementary school students from across Canada have prepared “Water Drop” messages to Prime Minister Trudeau: hand-written notes ...
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