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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!

Webinar: Community water management & the right to water in Latin America

Webinar: Community water management & the right to water in Latin America

A webinar series examining the 10 year history of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. Community self-management and the ...
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Webinar: The human rights to water and sanitation in international law

Webinar: The human rights to water and sanitation in international law

A webinar series examining the 10 year history of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. On July 28, 2010 ...
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Webinar: Gender justice and the human right to water and sanitation

Webinar: Gender justice and the human right to water and sanitation

Hear from the water justice activists, trade unionists and policy experts who led the campaign for the recognition of this ...
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Celebrating 10 years of the human right to water

Celebrating 10 years of the human right to water

July 28, 2020 marks a significant milestone in the fight to protect water. Ten years ago, the United Nations General ...
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What is missing in Ontario’s new water management framework?

What is missing in Ontario’s new water management framework?

Ontario has proposed making changes to the permit process that allows bottled water companies to extract groundwater ...
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Alternative Federal Budget 2020 Water Policy

Water Policy – Alternative Federal Budget 2020 Recovery Plan

In 25 years of Alternative Federal Budgets, this edition of the AFB stands out: reflecting a chapter of history as ...
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Webinar: Resisting water privatization from Mapleton to Berlin

Webinar: Resisting water privatization from Mapleton to Berlin

Wellington Water Watchers hosted a webinar on the threat that public private partnership pose to public water systems in Canada ...
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What we know (and don’t know) about Nestlé’s departure from Canada

What we know (and don’t know) about Nestlé’s departure from Canada

Last week’s announcement of Nestlé Waters leaving Canada is a great milestone in this David vs Goliath story, and a ...
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