Sunday, June 17, 2012

Why Should I Care? - June 18

Duke of York pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, 7 p.m.

Of all the water on the earth only 2.75 per cent is fresh, including slightly more than 2 per cent frozen in glaciers. Canada is blessed with seemingly vast reserves of it, as well as one of the lowest municipal prices for water among industrialized countries – and our per capita usage is among the highest.  
Debate around our water resources is set to intensify as society’s thirst for power encroaches on our water supplies.  Without this precious resource, there would be no life.  

Join us on Monday, June 18th, 2012, at the Duke of York, with
Tara Seucharan and Michael Brothers from the Toronto Chapter of the Council of Canadians to discuss water rights affecting Canada and rest of the world.  

Should water be a human right? What does that imply? Should it be free for all to use and inevitably waste? Commercialization of water is big business with companies selling water shipped from the other side of the world for $6/litre while safe and clean water is being wasted here at home at a cost of about $2/1000 litres. What are ethics around permanently contaminating our drinking water supplies through energy extraction and what does it mean for the future?

Make sure you’re part of this discussion.

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