Protect Our Water
Ontario must put water for communities first.
Water is essential for life. And we must prioritize protecting it.
Sadly, politicians at Queen’s Park are not doing enough to protect our water.
They allow industrial activities that dig below our water table and threaten the quantity and quality of our water. They allow water bottling corporations to compete with municipalities for water. They drag their feet in cleaning up contaminated water in First Nation communities.
This has to change.
“Water is a finite resource essential to our health, environment, and economy - and the province is failing to protect it.”
The provincial government has a responsibility to sustainably manage our water in the public interest. The top priority must be water for communities and local food growing.
Ontario’s water taking rules are broken. The priorities are backward. They let big industries threaten our water.
We must fix the water taking rules. Your voice will make a difference.
Find out more about what the Green Party of Ontario has been doing to help protect our water:
- Campaign - Protect Guelph's water from the Dolime quarry
- Campaign - Water for Communities First
- Open letter: Premier, it's time for action in Grassy Narrows
- Stop the Mega-Quarry
- Food and Water First Pledge
- Water is a Public Resource - Mike Schreiner presentation to Guelph City Council