Media advisory - The Council of Canadians holds "open-door" meeting against bulk water exports

    CALGARY, April 24 /CNW Telbec/ -


    The Council of Canadians will hold an "open-door" meeting in Calgary to
discuss the looming threats to bulk water posed by North American integration.
The meeting will enable key civil society actors and the general public to
discuss and share concerns with the process and content of the meetings that
the US Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Conference
Board of Canada and the Centro de Investigacisn y Docencia Econsmicas (CIDE)
in Mexico will be hosting in Calgary on April 26 & 27.


    Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and author
of Too Close for Comfort: Canada's future within Fortress North America. She
is currently working on Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Fight
for the Right to Water, her 16th book to be released in October, 2007.

    Diana Gibson is the Research Director of the Parkland Institute, an
Alberta research network situated within the Faculty of Arts at the University
of Alberta.

    Danielle Julien, Chairperson of Eau Secours' international committee and
Co-cordinator of the Intercommunal Franciscan animation service

    Ralph Pentland, was Director of the Water Planning and Management Branch
of Environment Canada for 13 years. He has co-chaired numerous International
Joint Commission Boards over the past three decades, is currently a water and
environmental consultant.


    Wednesday April 25, 2007

    1:30- 2:00pm - Media interviews
    2:00 -4pm - Public meeting

    Azul Room - Hotel Arts - 119 -12th Avenue SW Calgary, T2R 0G8 (403)
266-4611 Toll-free 1-800-661-9378

For further information:

For further information: Meera Karunananthan, Media Officer, Council of
Canadians: (613) 233-4487 ext. 234, cell : (613) 795-8685;;

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