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'Water is more precious than Gold' speaking tour coming to a community near you!

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The Council of Canadians is working with allies including KAIROS, Mining Watch Canada, Breaking the Silence Maritimes and the United Church to raise awareness about community resistance to Canadian mining in communities across the country.

Community activists from El Salvador will be on a North American speaking tour in March and April dubbed "Water is More Precious than Gold" to share stories from the frontlines about the ecologically and socially devastating impacts of metal mining in the region, the heroic efforts to have metal mining banned in the country and the ways in which the mining industry is bullying their way into Latin American communities.
Attend a public event in your community and join the campaign to defend water against mega mining in El Salvador.

'Water is More Precious than Gold' speaking tour events

-  March 9 – Vancouver

-  March 10 – Kamloops, BC

-  March 11 & 12 – Vancouver, BC

-  March 13 – Victoria, BC

-  March 14 – Parksville, BC

-  March 16 – London, ON

-  March 17 – Guelph, ON

-  March 18 & 19 – Toronto, ON

-  March 20 – Peterborough, ON

-  March 21 & 22 – Ottawa, ON

- March 21 & 22 – Montreal, QC

-  March 23 & 24 – Kingston, ON

-  March 24 & 25 – Halifax, NS

-  March 26 – Wolfville, NS

-  March 27 – Sackville/Moncton, NB

-  March 28 – Fredericton, NB

-  March 29 – Bangor, ME

-  April 1 – Augusta, ME / Portland, ME

-  April 2 & 3 – Boston, MA

-  April 3 – New Jersey, NY

-  April 4 – New York, NY

-  April 5-10 – Washington, DC

Local organizers can download the poster template here.

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