To the editor:
Water is not only a human right, it is essential to all life on this planet.
Canadian laws fall way behind in our protection of the fresh water in our care, which accounts for 20 per cent of all the fresh water in the world. With so much water, it’s unacceptable that so many communities (primarily First Nations) have boil water advisories. It is time for us to protect our water from would-be polluters and exploitation (like Nestlé Corp. paying pennies per 1,000 litres for our water).
I hope that my fellow Canadians will join me in demanding PM Trudeau to make real change by adopting and enforcing an environmental bill of rights.
It’s time for the federal government to implement the right to clean water in Canada by passing an environmental bill of rights that respects, protects and fulfils our right to a healthy environment, including the right to clean water.
Charmaine Miron, Kelowna