Nestle’s obscene ‘grand theft’ of our water

Here in Ontario, the fight to stop Nestlé’s outrageous water grabs is reaching a boiling point – and your voice is urgently needed.

The Council of Canadians has discovered that the bottled water giant has been pumping water out of the ground on two expired provincial permits! Yet every day it continues to bottle community water and sell it in single-serve plastic bottles as far away as Newfoundland for an obscene profit.

In Aberfoyle, ON alone, Nestlé is on the verge of taking its 1 billionth litre of the community’s water despite the fact that its permit to do so expired more than a year ago – and the Ontario government is sitting by and allowing it to happen.

Let me repeat that: Nestlé has taken almost 1,000,000,000 litres of water on an expired permit.

That’s why the Council of Canadians is kicking into high gear.

I’m pleased to tell you that we’ve just created a new online tool that you can use to send a letter to your Member of Provincial Parliament calling on them to speak up and stop Nestlé’s outrageous water grab.

Please take a moment to add your voice to this important fight.

Together, we can raise the level of public pressure and political will needed to phase out the bottled water industry and protect community water sources for generations to come.

Thank you for being a water warrior.

— Emma Lui, Water Campaigne