A Call-Out from Avaaz, an international online citizens advocacy group
Posted September 29th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Nestle just outbid an Ontario town for the right to purchase a local well, risking the town’s long-term water security. Let’s stop Nestle from sucking Ontario dry to line their pockets!
The small town of Centre Wellington tried to purchase a nearby well to ensure its future water supply was secure. But Nestle beat their offer.
Now Nestle’s waiting for approval from the government to start testing water quality and quantity — so they can get to work profiting from their purchase.
Sign the petition to Premier Wynne saying to reject the permit, and tell Nestle to get their hands off our water supply! Add your name: Click to sign the petition Ontario sells millions of litres of ground water every day to companies like Nestle, at incredibly favourable rates, letting them profit from what should be a public good.
Just last month a severe drought made Premier Wynne promise to review the practice. And the same issue has cropped up in other provinces, including British Columbia.
It’s time for action!
The bottled water industry in Ontario and elsewhere is essentially an economic favour to massive corporations paid for unknowingly by taxpayers — and it’s also an environmental disaster.
Reports say that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish — and companies like Nestle are a major source of the problem. It’s time to stand up for our pocket, and our planet. Tell Nestle to withdraw their bid — and tell Ontario’s government it’s time to play hardball with this giant corporation and set an example for the rest of the country: Click to tell Nestle: hands off!
Premier Wynne’s government has already said provincial practices aren’t in line with current reality. Let’s not let this go on another day!
With hope, Danny, Ari, Fatima, Melanie, and the rest of the Avaaz team
MORE INFORMATION https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/24/canada-nestle-water-well-bid-centre-wellington https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/08/27/profiting-from-bottled-water-at-public-expense-cohn.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/nestl%C3%A9-faces-renewed-criticism-as-b-c-drought-continues-1.3145929 https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/09/23/wynne-wants-new-rules-for-bottled-water-industry-after-nestle-outbids-town.html
Learn more about AVAAZ and its online citizen advocacy campaign by clicking on – https://secure.avaaz.org/en/ .
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