The campaign to protect Ontario’s water is coming to a head this spring. Relentless public pressure forced the Provincial Government to review the bottled water industry. Although the results of that review are eagerly awaited, improved regulations alone cannot protect Ontario’s water.
"It is urgent that Premier Wynne show clear leadership and announce new policy—not just regulations—to phase out the bottled water industry in Ontario. Wellington Water Watchers calls on all Ontarians to urge the Premier to protect our water—starting with a NO to Nestlé’s plans to increase water extraction in Aberfoyle, Hillsburgh and Elora".
Premier Wynne has expressed serious doubts about bottled water—now is the time for action. It is time to phase out the bottled water industry in Ontario and ensure public ownership and control of municipal water.
Two-thirds of Ontarians agree that “the provincial government should permanently phase out all permits for bottled water-takings (water bottling operations).”
— Oraclepoll Research, December 2016
Water is essential to life—and it is under threat
Megabanks and multinational corporations are “buying land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, and shares in water engineering and technology companies all over the world,” The Market Oracle reported(1). Some are trying to secure ownership of our municipal water utilities. Others, like Nestlé, are making huge profits by bottling and selling Ontario’s water.
2 "Profiting from Your Thirst as Global Elite Rush to Control Water Worldwide" http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/article38167.html
The Ontario government must ensure public ownership and control of water
63% of decided respondents agree that the permits of Nestle and other water companies that are currently under review in Ontario should not be renewed. (Mainstreet Research, Feb. 2017)
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