LETTER: Recognize right to clean water

World Water Day is Tuesday, March 22, and I would like to draw your attention to some important issues concerning water in Canada.

Water is one of our most precious resources. Canada has one-fifth of the world’s fresh water, yet it isthe only G8 country that lacks legally enforceable drinking water quality standards oat the nationallevel. On any given day, more than 1,000 boil water advisories are in effect across this country,including in our own area and in indigenous communities. At the provincial level, Canada relies on patchwork of water policies, which jeopardizes people’s health and compromises clean water for future generations… READ MORE