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Water should be for people, not profit

Citizens can take action to protect public water resources before it is too late.

A 2003 demonstration in Cochabamba, Bolivia against water privatization.by CUPE

Canada's water systems are under growing pressure. The situation is even more critical in the global South. It's time for action.

To mark World Water Day, send a message to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and your Member of Parliament at:
www.cupe.ca/action/wwd2008

Canada must protect water resources from pollution and water systems from privatization. Action is needed to strengthen community water systems and ensure that everyone on the planet has access to taps and toilets.

Around the world, one in five people do not have access to safe drinking water. Canada must reverse its opposition to the right to water and join the growing number of countries formally recognizing that access to safe, clean drinking water is a fundamental right.

Take action today and make a difference for water in Canada and around the world. Follow the links listed below:

Links and sources
  A campaign of the Council of Canadians
  The Canadian Union of Public Employees
  Oxfam Canada
  The Polaris Institute
  Bottled water industry is the thin edge of water privatization - NUPGE

Posted: March 25, 2008

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  Natural resources

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