Friday, January 23, 2009

Water awareness tour comes to Guelph

Topics include world water shortage, unsafe water and water bottles

"We're on this tour to defend public water. We're here because we don't have all the water in the world, and there is a global water crisis, and it is the most fundamental and unjust reality in the world" Maude Barlow, chairperson of the Council of Canadians

If Maude Barlow is even remotely accurate in her claims, then we have a serious problem on our hands.

On Jan. 14, Barlow was speaking at the Norfolk United Church in downtown Guelph as part of the Unbottle It! tour. The tour has been traveling Ontario for the past month in an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of water as a human right, as well as to help build the case for a provincial bottled water ban.

More in the article from the Ontarion