Media advisory - World Water Day: Council of Canadians delivers 45,000 petitions to John Baird

    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
    Justice Initiatives.


    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
    10:00 am


    Minister John Baird's constituency office
    2249 Carling Ave,
    Suite 418 Ottawa

For further information:

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

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