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The Myth of Water Abundance

"The misconception surrounding water supply has deep implications for government decisions, as a number of political representatives have made statements indicating that they buy into the notion of mythical abundance. A misplaced belief that Canada has an excess of water will likely lead to decisions that will be detrimental to the country throughout future decades." --John B. Sprague, author of Great Wet North? Canada's Myth of Water Abundance, Chapter 2 of Karen Bakker's Eau Canada: The Future of Canada's Water.

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Got Thirst?

Sierra Club Prairie Launches Campaign to Expose How Proposals to Deregulate and Expand Water Markets Threaten Provincial Water Security

(Edmonton) — The Sierra Club Prairie launched a province wide campaign today, exposing the gaps in Alberta’s water law and calling attention to the recommendations for changes to Alberta’s Water Act that propose a province-wide, deregulated water market without ensuring the adequate protections for our provincial waters or for basic human needs. The 'Got Thirst' campaign's website was launched today – www.gotthirstalberta.ca with an accompanying video that can be viewed on the website.... Read more »

Green Budget Coalition Prioritizes 3 Budget Actions: for Biodiversity, Water & Energy

2010 is International Year of Biodiversity

OTTAWA— In light of the Prime Minister’s invitation for input on the upcoming federal budget, the Green Budget Coalition (GBC) is today highlighting its three priority budget recommendations, whose adoption could stimulate over 8,000 new jobs in renewable energy, ensure clean sources of drinking water for millions of Canadians, and help Canada meet its commitment under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity to establish national and regional systems of protected areas.

“These are prime opportunities for Canada to shine on the world stage during the International Year of Biodiversity and in the lead-up to the G8 and G20 Summits,” said Barry Turner, Chair of the Green Budget Coalition and Director of Government Relations, Ducks Unlimited Canada
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Still No Justice for the Environment in Canada

OTTAWA--Sierra Club Canada is disturbed that today’s Supreme Court of Canada’s decision allows the Red Chris mine in British Columbia to go ahead despite acknowledging the federal government violated the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). While Sierra Club Canada is pleased that the Supreme Court reaffirmed Canada’s environmental laws, we are concerned that the Red Chris mine will be allowed despite avoiding a rigorous assessment.... Read more »


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