Council of Canadians set to make a splash on World Water Day – March 22, 2008

Council activists will be making a splash this week bringing attention to the importance of water as a public good, not a source for profit.

The Council of Canadians is joining with CUPE, Oxfam Canada, the Polaris Institute, Eau Secours and other organizations to take part in a national day of action. More than 40 Council of Canadians’ chapters are organizing events across the country to deliver the message: “Water for People, not for profit!”

Council activists will be meeting with their Members of Parliament to push for the creation of a National Water Policy. Film screenings and panel discussions have been organized, and activists will also be taking their messages to the media. If you are taking part in a World Water Day event, don’t forget to bring your camera along and send us your pictures!

Visit our website at www.canadians.org/WorldWaterDay to get a briefing note for MPs, lobbying tips, fact sheets, educational materials and to find out more about World Water Day events in your community.

TAKE ACTION NOW!

Should corporations be permitted to rake in huge profits by providing access to clean water, or should water be protected as a public resource, free to everyone who needs it?

Across Canada and around the world, people are taking action to mark World Water Day. Please add your voice. Send a message to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and your Member of Parliament demanding they support the right to water.

The United Nations is poised to vote on a motion declaring water and sanitation a human right. Outrageously, the motion has been opposed by both the Canadian and the U.S. governments. Canada and the U.S. are the only two countries to go on record opposing the right to water.

Take action now! Visit www.RightToWater.ca or www.nEauxDroits.ca to send a letter today.

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