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?