OTTAWA, March 20 /CNW Telbec/ -
Susan Howatt, national water campaigner for the Council of Canadians will
be paying Environment Minister John Baird a visit on March 21 - the day
before World Water Day - to drop off boxes of petitions from close to
45,000 Canadians demanding a national water policy that will protect
Canadian waters from privatization, diversions and bulk water exports.
This is one of many World Water Day activities being carried out this
week in 58 communities across Canada by the Council of Canadians, the
Canadian Union of Public Employees and KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical
Susan Howatt: As the national water campaigner for the Council of
Canadians, Susan has campaigned across Canada for a national water policy
that would establish clean national drinking water standards, ensure
adequate federal funding for water utilities in municipalities and First
Nations communities and ban the bulk export of water.
The Council of Canadians is Canada's largest citizens' organization, with
members and chapters across the country.
March 21, 2007
Minister John Baird's constituency office
2249 Carling Ave,
Suite 418 Ottawa
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