Title: Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse and Canada’s Water Crisis.
Location: Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph
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Description: We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20 per cent of the world’s freshwater – water crises face other countries, but not ours.
We could not be more wrong.
Join me and Arlene Slocombe, of Wellington Water Watchers, in Guelph on Thursday, September 22 as we discuss trade policy, Canada’s water crisis and my new book, Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse and Canada’s Water Crisis.
In this book I lay bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change. This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep.
My book is a cry from the heart. It is time to abandon our erroneous beliefs that Canada has unlimited supplies of water, that Canadians have taken care of this water heritage or that we still have lots of time to do so.
We need a strong, national plan of action based on aC new water ethic that puts water protection and water justice at the heart of all our policies and laws. The path forward is clear, if not simple.
With hope and resolve,
Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
Tickets are free!
Start Time: 19:00