Jan 28th, 2011
AWARE Simcoe January 28 2011Did you get taken in by the salesman who precipitated the iron and other minerals out of your water, told you it was disgusting, and sold you a treatment system for a couple of thousand dollars – or more? Tonight at 8 p.m., CBC TV’s Marketplace goes undercover ...
Jan 20th, 2011
By Melanie Redman Rabble.ca January 20, 2011Will the global community define water as a human right, available to all, or as a commodity to be bought, sold, traded, and ultimately out of reach from the poorest people on this earth? ...
Jan 9th, 2011
By Andrew Chung Toronto Star January 9 2011MONTREAL—Marie-Paule Spieser won’t drink water from a tap. Any tap. Anywhere. Such is the psychological legacy of learning 10 years ago that the well from which she and her young children were drawing their drinking water was laced with a toxic chemical, tri...
Nov 27th, 2010
By Hamo Forsyth BBC News 22 November 2010In the last 40 years the bottled water industry has gone from a business prospect that few took seriously, to a global industry worth billions of pounds.The commodity itself remains simple. The way we think about it has changed fundamentally. Water is natural,...
Sep 28th, 2010
Action Alert from Council of Canadians - September 27 2010This October and November, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Prince Edward Island will head to the polls for municipal elections. Two important issues facing communities this year are the effect of recent international trade agreements on municip...
Jul 16th, 2010
By Rob Ferguson Toronto Star July 16 2010The head of embattled Stewardship Ontario is a well-connected Liberal who has retained a former eHealth consultant to do damage control for the recycling agency in charge of new “eco fees” on thousands of household products, the Star has learned. ...
Jul 9th, 2010
News release from the Council of Canadians July 8 2010 Ottawa – Canada should be denied the seat it is seeking on the UN Security Council if the Harper government obstructs a crucial upcoming vote on the right to water at the General Assembly, says Council of Canadians Chairperson Maude Barlow.The UN...
Jul 4th, 2010
Study advises national plan to prevent crunchBy Mike De Souza, Canwest News Service June 10 2010Natural resource industries in Canada are consuming about five times more water than the rest of the country, leaving the nation vulnerable to a looming scarcity challenge in the absence of a new national ...
Jun 14th, 2010
Simcoe.com June 3 2010We have reason to cheer and reason to worry.It’s good news the federal government is promising to help municipalities across the country to upgrade water delivery systems and rebuild more than 25 per cent of our wastewater treatment infrastructure.Environment Minister Jim Prenti...
Mar 11th, 2010
Toronto – The Council of Canadians is deeply concerned with the McGuinty government’s support for policies that put water in Ontario and abroad at risk, following today’s Throne Speech and is questioning whether the Premier is actually committed to protecting water, given his emphasis on privatizatio...