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Free Film Viewing and Discussion: Water on the Table

Mar 22 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Please join the Council of Canadians, Edmonton Chapter, on March 22, 2017 to view the award winning film “Water on the Table”.  Inform yourself about why one of our most precious inheritances is being threatened and how you can help to save it.

Water On The Table from LizMars on Vimeo.

Is water a commercial good like Coca-Cola, or a human right like air?

Featuring best-selling author, activist and public figure Maude Barlow and her crusade to have water declared a human right, protected from privatization, WATER ON THE TABLE explores Canada’s relationship to its freshwater, arguably its most precious natural resource. The film shadows Barlow over the course of a year as she leads an unrelenting schedule as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations.

 


The Council of Canadians is known as a leader in protecting Canada’s freshwater. Our water campaign focuses on recognizing water as a shared human right we must protect from privatization, pollution and bulk export.

Across Canada, our campaign’s work on protecting water including Great Lakes pollution, stopping hydraulic fracturing, Navigable Waters Protection Act and many others (https://canadians.org/water?page=1).  

While a National Water Policy is desperately needed to safeguard water, local empowerment can occur through a Blue Communities project that C of C endorses. For example, a Red Deer campaign on fracking: https://canadians.org/blog/red-deer-chapter-supports-landowners-opposed-fracking.

For other C of C campaigns and Blue Communities/water work in Canada and abroad see also https://canadians.org/search/node/l.

The Edmonton Chapter of the Council of Canadians supports the national mandate to protect water. In 2017 we are launching a Blue Communities project to achieve the following declaration from the City of Edmonton:

  • Recognize water as a human right.
  • Ban the sale of bottled water in public facilities and at municipal events.
  • Promote publicly financed, owned and operated water and waste water services.

For detail on the Blue Communities Project: http://canadians.org/sites/default/files/publications/BCPGuide-2016-web.pdf

Location

Room 1-182, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), University of Alberta
11405 87 Avenue NW (NW Corner of Building)
Edmonton

Posted March 13, 2017 by AEN

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