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Holly Stick

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Re: Stealing Waters
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2011, 03:13:20 PM »
Questions in the Alberta legislature on its last day before summer, about selling water to Nestle:
 
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Braid+Water+trade+talks+dampen+farewells+Stelmach+David+Swann/4775771/story.html
 
 
More at the bottom of this post:
 
http://www.albertadiary.ca/2011/05/alberta-notes-ed-stelmach-george.html
 
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Re: Stealing Waters
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2011, 04:22:17 PM »
Nestles already has contracts to take Ontario water, now they want Albertas too! I believe they applied for a 10 year extension, dunno if Guelph fought back.

http://www.insidethebottle.org/nestle-canada-inc

http://www.wellingtonwaterwatchers.ca/2011/02/nestle-water-canada-permit-to-take-water/
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Re: Stealing Waters
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2011, 04:45:29 PM »
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Re: Stealing Waters
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2011, 04:22:36 PM »
Brian Fagan is an archaeologist/anthropologist who writes many books for the general public including history informed by archaeology. His new book Elixir is about humans and water over thousands of years to the present:
 
http://www.brianfagan.com/introduction.html
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Re: Stealing Waters
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2012, 10:29:59 AM »
GE and the Privatization of Water


Goldman Sachs, General Electric, and the World Resources Institute have launched a "water initiative" with consequences for Canada.
They call it the Aquaduct Alliance, which rather reminds of US Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci's suggeston in 2008 that we build aquaducts to pipe water from Canada to the US.

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Re: Stealing Waters
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2012, 10:19:59 PM »
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March 14 2012 - International Day of Action for Rivers-- consider lighting a candle or a bonfire for the river you love.

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Re: Stealing Waters
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2013, 01:30:21 PM »
Nestlé- again putting profits before people - with the help of the ontario government.
 
UPDATE: Nestlé and the Ministry of Environment have filed submissions with the Environmental Review Tribunal defending Nestle's excessive water pumping from Wellington County, ON even in times of drought. We are extending this fundraising drive until a decision is made by the Tribunal. Stay tuned!

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In a stunning move the Ministry of Environment (MOE) agreed to a settlement which would weaken the conditions and potentially allow for Nestlé to pump at its maximum rate during droughts. We believe this puts Nestlé's profit-making interests before the water rights of the people of Wellington County.
 
Enough is enough. The Council of Canadians and Wellington Water Watchers, a Guelph-based water advocacy group – with legal representation from Ecojustice – have won official party status to bring a public interest perspective in Nestlé's appeal.
 
Party status means we are granted full participation in the proceedings, including the right to submit evidence to the ERT. Central to our case is the principle that government is obligated to protect the public's right to water, and must prioritize that above a private company's thirst for profit.
 
 
ps: your six months notice: International Nestlé-Free Week: 28 October - 3 November 2013
 
International Nestlé-Free Week is a time for people who boycott Nestlé over the way it pushes baby milk to do more to promote the boycott - and for those who don't boycott to give it a go.
 
 
 
 
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Re: Stealing Waters
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2013, 08:57:58 PM »
‘Wild West’ of groundwater: Billion-dollar Nestlé extracting B.C.’s drinking water for free   The price of a litre of bottled water in B.C. is often higher than a litre of gasoline.
 
However, the price paid by the world’s largest bottled water company for taking 265 million litres of fresh water every year from a well in the Fraser Valley — not a cent.
 
Because of B.C.’s lack of groundwater regulation, Nestlé Waters Canada — a division of the multi-billion-dollar Switzerland-based Nestlé Group, the world’s largest food company — is not required to measure, report, or pay a penny for the millions of litres of water it draws from Hope and then sells across Western Canada.
 
According to the provincial Ministry of Environment, “B.C. is the only jurisdiction in Canada that doesn’t regulate groundwater use.”

 

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