Alternative World Water Forum

In B.C., public and media attention has been focused on water pricing and Nestlé’s water takings. In February, the B.C. government released water rates which ranged from $0.02 to $2.25. The rates, which take effect January 1, 2016 when the new Water Sustainability Act comes into force, are the lowest   Read More ...

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The Harper government’s assault on Canada’s freshwater. Canadians have long taken our water heritage for granted. This is largely due to the myth that we have an abundance of water and can never run out. While it is true that compared to many other parts of the world Canada is   Read More ...

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Amsterdam/Brussels/Ottawa – The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada would grant energy companies far-reaching rights to challenge bans and regulations of environmentally damaging shale gas development (fracking), a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory, The Council of Canadians and the Transnational Institute   Read More ...

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Thousands mark day with events across Canada Ottawa, ON – People across Canada and around the world are marking today as the fourth Bottled Water Free Day. Over 25 events are being held across the country highlighting the negative impacts of bottled water, and the need to defend public water   Read More ...

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