Toronto Star Op-Ed on Nestlé in Aberfoyle and water as a human right

5 September 2016:

The Toronto Star has published an op-ed by Stephen Bede Scharper about changing how we look at water in light of the outrage around Nestlé’s extended permit to extract water, titled “Water is a human right, not a mere commodity: Allowing large corporations to profit profligately from public water supplies during a time of drought, as is happening in Aberfoyle, Ont., is not only irresponsible, but reprehensible.” Read the full article here.

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Concerned Residents Coalition – August Newsletter

“HOT NEWS! Milton Council voted unanimously to donate $10,000 to CRC to assist in covering expert consultants as we head into the OMB Hearing. Cindy Lunau has spear-headed this summer’s efforts to make it clear that the Town of Milton shares our concerns about the proposed quarry and that it endorses the position of Halton Region in objecting to the aggregate licence.” …

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Wellington Water Watchers Calls on More Stringent Laws for Water Taking Permits

August 29, 2016

Guelph-Wellington – On the heels of unprecedented public and media attention to the ongoing issue of consumptive water taking in Wellington County, the Wellington Water Watchers in partnership with Saveourwater.ca are pleased to announce that we have submitted a detailed proposal for how Ontario’s Permit-To-Take-Water (PTTW) review process could be strengthened.

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Share Your Views on Strengthening Canada’s Environmental Regulations

The Government of Canada is currently seeking the public’s views on improving its environmental and regulatory processes. This public consultation is your opportunity to provide input and emphasize the importance of restoring and strengthening our protection of Canada’s waters. Please head to this post from the Canadian Freshwater Alliance for some more detailed background on the contents of…

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