Maude Barlow on Fish Lake and Protecting Canada’s Water


Canadian water warrior and international environmental powerhouse Maude Barlow spoke
recently to a crowd of several hundred in Vancouver on the plan to turn Fish Lake
and possibly 20 other lakes across Canada into toxic dumps for mines. The National
Chair of the Council of Canadians and former Senior Advisor on Water to the United
Nations was joined by Chief Marilyn Baptiste of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation – in
whose traditional Tsilqot’in territory Fish Lake lies – and Greenpeace co-founder
Rex Weyler for the insightful talk. Maude and her co-presenters discussed the Fish
Lake proposal, the Harper policy known as Schedule 2 – designed to water down the
Fisheries Act to allow mines to use lakes for tailing ponds – and the critical state
of water in Canada and around the world. A must-see for anyone who cares about
protecting our water. Eight minutes.


About Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.

1 thought on “Maude Barlow on Fish Lake and Protecting Canada’s Water

  1. Can I send a letter to help?

    Please let me know were to send it.

    Sincerely Dr. Flynn

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