Protect the Great Lakes as a Commons, says Council of Canadians

Council of CanadiansMarch 22, 2001World Water DayAs the federal government prepares to introduce its budget, the Council of Canadians is calling for the allocation of significant resources to protecting the Great Lakes as a Commons, a Public Trust and a Protected Bioregion. The Council of Canadians outlines how and why to do this in a new report today entitled Our Great Lakes Commons: A People’s ... [click title to continue]

CoC warns of loopholes in new federal water legislation

The Council of Canadians is concerned with the newly introduced Bill C-26, An Act to amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act and the International River Improvements Act. “The Council of Canadians doesn’t see Bill C-26 as a ban on bulk water exports and while the federal government claims it will strengthen the IBWTA, the Act actually weakens certain important elements,” says Council ... [click title to continue]

Maude Barlow speaks with Democracy Now!

From Melting Glaciers to Structural Adjustment: Maude Barlow on the Need for Water Justice Democracy Now! In the Andean highlands of South America, climate change isn’t just an abstract threat. In Bolivia, glaciers are melting at what experts say is an alarming rate as a result of rising global temperatures. We speak with Maude Barlow, head of the Council of Canadians, about the melting glaciers, ... [click title to continue]

Council of Canadians taking action in Cochabamba

Council of Canadians team prepares for Cochabamba Photo: (L-R) - Anil Naidoo (Blue Planet Project Organizer), Maude Barlow (National Chairperson), Andrea Harden-Donahue (Energy Campaigner), and Brent Patterson (Director of Campaigns and Communications) will be on the ground in Cochabamba from Aptil 19-22, 2010. The climate justice movement grew dramatically in strength during the Copenhagen climate ... [click title to continue]