Maude Barlow to speak about water during P.E.I. forum

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FILE PHOTO: Maude Barlow, chairwoman of the Council of Canadians, with her book The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water.

Future of P.E.I.'s water topic of free public event Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. at Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

The Council of Canadians is holding a public forum on the future of P.E.I.'s water on Tuesday, Sept. 22 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Kent St., Charlottetown.

Maude Barlow, chairwoman of the Council of Canadians and a former senior adviser on water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly, will be the keynote speaker.

The forum will address water as a human right, the global water crisis, the P.E.I. water act, corporate interests in P.E.I.'s ground water, the impact of high-capacity, deep-water wells on P.E.I.'s ground water, as well as climate change.

Joining Barlow on the panel will be Tracy Glynn with New Brunswick Media Co-op and forestry campaigner with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick; Steven MacKinnon, P.E.I. farmer and district director of the National Farmers Union; and Catherine O'Brien, chair of the Coalition for the Protection of P.E.I. Water.

The Council of Canadians is opposed to lifting the moratorium on high-capacity, deep-water wells and has called on the P.E.I. government to remove the licence that currently allows up to 36 of such wells for agriculture.

The forum is free and open to the public.

Organizations: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, United Nations General Assembly, New Brunswick Media Co-op Conservation Council of New Brunswick Coalition for the Protection of P.E.I. Water

Geographic location: P.E.I., Charlottetown, Farmers Union

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  • Canadians Against Everything
    September 21, 2015 - 12:40

    The Council of Canadians should be re-named to CanadiansAgainst Everthing..and like to think they are important......the same old and the same old faces...........Spare us .......Did barlow ever have areal Job..working for the UN is 85 %politics and 15 %making big American salaries .....and they never get anything done.

  • Garth Staples
    September 21, 2015 - 08:13

    Doesn't she realize that we have heard all her rhetoric many times over. My eyes are glazed and my hearing has been shut down.

    • intobed
      September 21, 2015 - 15:39

      Your loss.

  • mr. IAM Thirsty
    September 20, 2015 - 22:52

    NO NO DEEP WELLS ON PEI AS OUR WATER SOURCE IS GROUND WATER AND THIS WILL HAVE DEVESTATING EFFECTS FOR THE WHOLE PROVINCE

    • Making mountains out of mole hills
      September 21, 2015 - 12:44

      Thirsty can you honestly prove this...or is it something you just wnat to harp on about .IF the wells ARE built and their is a drought ..the deep wells are the first cut of..it's a resource that can be replenished.