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Maude Barlow and Sarah Harmer on Canada's water crisis

Image: Flickr/Peoples' Social Forum (Ben Powless)
Many Canadians continue to believe that Canada is immune to issues of water scarcity. Maude Barlow and Sarah Harmer debunk that myth.

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'This is Canada's Shame': Maude Barlow and Sarah Harmer discuss Canada's impending water crisis

Image: Flickr/Peoples' Social Forum (Ben Powless)

Despite nearly a decade of environmental deregulation under the Harper government and recurring boil-water advisories across the country, many Canadians continue to believe that Canada is immune to issues of water scarcity. On September 23, I met with Maude Barlow and Sarah Harmer before their public talk at Toronto's Trinity-St. Paul's United Church to briefly discuss Canada's water crisis and debunk the "myth of abundance."

Phillip Dwight Morgan: For many people, the language of "crisis" doesn't land. They access water on a daily basis and don't really see the severity of it. Can you paint a picture of what this "water crisis" looks like on the ground? 

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