As noted in our April 30th e-newsletter, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter made a surprise announcement at the CUPE-NS convention earlier this week, saying he would ban the purchase of bottled water in all provincial buildings. The details of the ban have not yet been released, but once implemented this will be the first provincial bottled water ban – and one that we hope will be repeated across the country.
“It’s really great to work in a province that is willing to take leadership on this issue,” said Angela Giles, Atlantic Regional Organizer for the Council of Canadians. “This is a first step towards committing to access to potable water, through fountains and investment in public municipal services, for all communities in Nova Scotia. We hope other provinces will see this as the way to go.”