The Throne Speech for the 43rd government included few surprises. The minority Liberal government has some of the right ideas – focussing on the climate crisis, health care and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, but their commitments fall short of the urgent change we need for our country.
At a press conference on Friday, November 29, Minister-President Rudi Vervoort made an exciting announcement: as part of its commitment to becoming a Blue Community, the Regional government would re-municipalize sanitation services, which are currently provided through a P3. Minister-President Vervoort also committed to ban bottled water sales in all municipal facilities and events, and improve...
On Tuesday, November 19, Kingston City Council reaffirmed its commitment as a Blue Community. Following the ceremony, nearly 100 Kingston community members gathered at the new Kingston Frontenac Public Library for the launch of Maude Barlow’s new book, Whose Water is it, Anyway: Taking Water Protection into Public Hands.
Council of Canadians Honorary Chairperson Maude Barlow joined a crowd of protestors who brought the rallying cry for a Green New Deal and urgent action on the climate crisis to Capitol Hill in Washington last week.
Marching alongside Jane Fonda and crowds of environmental activists, Indigenous water warriors and land defenders, she helped bring attention to the water and climate crises.
The world’s water crisis will be front and centre on Capitol Hill in Washington tonight and tomorrow.
Maude Barlow will be part of a teach-in and rally happening as part of “Fire Drill Fridays.” The events, hosted by activist and actress Jane Fonda, are “inspired by Greta Thunberg and the youth climate strikes as well as Reverend Barber’s Moral Mondays and Randall Robinson’s often daily anti-...