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It's time for Canada to rethink our water policy -- This week's blogs roundup

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This week on rabble.ca Emma Lui recounts her trip to the sixth annual Unist'ot'en Camp, where participants from a diverse range of backgrounds gathered together to learn and conduct workshops, continue construction of the Healing Lodge, and discuss action against oil and gas pipelines in Unist'ot'en territory. Find out what took place at the sixth annual Unist'ot'en Camp here.

Lui also has a few suggestions on, "how to protect water in B.C. from Nestlé, fracking and misuse."  Next year, Nestlé Waters Canada, among other industrial users, will be charged a fee of $2.25 per million litres of water by the government. Read Lui's account here.

The United Nations recognized the human right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation five years ago this week. Maude Barlow, the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, reviews and questions Canada's outdated water policy.  

Rouge Park, located in the Rouge River watershed in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, is Canada's first urban national park. The park, however, is under threat. David Suzuki explains why, "Rouge Park deserves the same protection as other Canadian parks."

Gregory Shupak and Alan Sears address the arrest of Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar, and Universities Canada disregard of Palestinian cases. 5, 820 Palestinian political prisoners are detained in Israeli jails, yet Universities Canada follow Harper government in supporting Israel and turning a blind eye on Palestinian cases.

Also this week on rabble.ca blogs, Harper is under fire yet again! David J. Climenhaga says, "as PM, Stephen Harper’s economic performance is a bust!" Climenhaga reviews Harper's economic performance and a study released yesterday by two Unifor economists, Jim Stanford and Jordan Brennan.

Susan Wright also has a few words for Harper. Wright received a telephone political survey call last week. In her latest blog post on rabble.ca, Wright examines the poll questions asked and reports her answers. Read her analysis of Harper's political poll and response here.

rabble.ca has got the dirt on Harper! The rabble.ca team is gearing up for the upcoming federal election. David Molenhuis reviews why your support of rabble.ca is critical for accessible, accountable, independent, and ethical journalism, which exposes and holds Harper government to account. 


Lenée Son is a freelance multimedia journalist living in Metro Vancouver and the rabble.ca Blogs intern.

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