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Analysis of Canadian water politics by the Council of Canadians' national water campaigner.

Canada's violations of the human right to water

| October 11, 2012

Next April, Canada’s human rights record will be up for review by the United Nations as part of an evaluation conducted by the UN Human Rights Council every three years. Although Canada has shown a general disregard for international human rights and environmental commitments in recent years, the Council of Canadians’ Blue Planet Project took this opportunity to raise our concerns about Canada’s failure to respect the human right to water and sanitation in four key areas. Our submission to the United Nations includes Canada’s violations of the human right to water in First Nations communities, through the actions of mining companies in Canada, through Canadian mining operations overseas and in the growing push to privatize water and sanitation services.

To read the full report, please go to: http://www.blueplanetproject.net/documents/UPRsubmission-FINAL-wLogo.pdf