What is Site 41? It's the world's cleanest water in peril.
“... the largest ongoing protest in Canada in recent years over an environmental issue" - Martin Mittelstaedt, Globe and Mail, July 13, 2009
“Water, in my opinion, is the single most important environmental and human-rights threat of our time, and while millions around the world are dying and going thirsty, Simcoe County is about to violate this unique and precious Canadian aquifer.” - Maude Barlow
Dump Site 41 sits immediately atop the pristine Alliston Aquifer - an essential source of fresh water for farms, people, communities, and nature reserves which drains into Georgian Bay. Following two decades of protest against the building of a dump site on top of Alliston Aquifer, First Nations and Simcoe County community members are unconvinced that this precious resource should be destroyed and rallied to support the call for a one year moratorium on the construction.
CPR Episode 2 (No Water To Waste) features Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians; Charlie Angus, Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay; David Crombie, Former Toronto Mayor, former Federal Cabinet Minister; Meera Karunananthan, National Water Campaigner for the Council of Canadians; Garfield Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North; Shelley Eassaunce, member of Beausoleil First Nation; and Anne Ritchie-Nahuis and Stephen Ogden, Residents of Simcoe County and members of the Community Monitoring Committee.
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