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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!

Iqaluit water contamination crisis exposes vulnerabilities across Canada 

Iqaluit water contamination crisis exposes vulnerabilities across Canada 

After Iqaluit residents reported a strong fuel smell in their tap water for more than 10 days, the government of ...
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The Big Questions: Water

The Big Questions: Water

Canada has no national strategy to protect our waters from pollution and privatization. And dozens of First Nations still have ...
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Digital Rally: Say No to Coal

Digital Rally: Say No to Coal

Across the country, a movement is growing to protect the Rockies and its headwaters from open-pit coal mining. Eight new ...
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Do Not Consume

Do Not Consume

How many people will get sick while waiting for clean water? The Federal government has no idea, neither do any ...
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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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