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    Water, Water Everywhere, but for How Long? Privatizing Water in BC

    World Water Day (March 22nd) is a good time to consider this: Canada has nearly 10% of the world’s supply of fresh water. How lucky are we? But what is all this water doing to earn its keep? Nothing. Or so think our politicia...


    Abbotsford Councillor Patricia Ross Takes Stand Against Water Privatization

    Read this story from TheTyee.ca on Abbotsford Councillor Patricia Ross’ brave stand against a private model for water services in her community being pushed by the town’s mayor and others. “Ross is the sole in...



    Ottawa to Privatize Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.

    Read this article from the Globe and Mail on the Harper Government’s decision to sell AECL to Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin – June 28, 2011.


    Italian Referendum Victory: No! to Nuclear Power and Privatized Water

    From Counterpunch.org – June 14, 2011 by Michael Leonardi After an inspiring mass mobilization of people across Italy with demonstrations of all kinds: banner drops, critical mass bike rides, workshops, information booths...



    Vancouver Sun Op-ed: Water is a gift for all, not a commodity to be sold

    From the Vancouver Sun – June 11, 2011 by Barry O’Neil – CUPE BC President It has always been my belief that one of the greatest responsibilities of leaders is to protect the people they represent, to act as t...


    AbitibiBowater NAFTA settlement has privatized Canadian water, trade committee hears

    From The Council of Canadians – March 8, 2011 Ottawa – The record-setting $130-million NAFTA settlement with AbitibiBowater has effectively privatized Canada’s water by allowing foreign investors to assert a propr...



    Briony Penn: Wham BAM, thank you TAM – Who Really Owns BC?

    From Focus Online – Feb, 2011 by Briony Penn Wham BAM, thank you TAM Corporate mergers raise questions about who really owns BC I used to report on the colourful species that inhabit this part of the world, but those arti...


    England’s Forest sell-off: ‘People power’ forced U-turn, say campaigners

    From The Guardian – Feb 17, 2011 Campaigners have hailed the “people power” which has forced the government to abandon plans to privatise England’s public forests. The news that Caroline Spelman, the env...



    General Electric’s hydra-headed lobbying effort in BC

    From the Public Eye Online – Feb 8, 2011 The world’s second largest company has registered to the lobby the government on a cornucopia of subjects. General Electric Co. is perhaps best known in provincial political ...


    Environmental groups raise alarm over scheme to bottle water from more than 40 B.C. streams!

    From the Times-Colonist – Feb 7, 2011 by Judith Lavoie A deluge of connected applications to extract water for bottling — from more than 40 streams around four remote inlets on the B.C. Central Coast — has prompted a ...