Water Justice News: Canada

 

Multiple sources at the World Water Forum in Marseille, France have confirmed that Canada led the charge to have language that explicitly affirmed the United Nations recognized right to water and sanitation removed from the forum’s Ministerial Declaration released earlier this week. At the opening plenary of the Alternative World Water Forum, the UN special […]

 

A statement has just been released about the killing of Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez, a Mexican civil society activist who has spoken out against the Canadian-owned Fortuna Silver Mine in San José del Progreso, which is located about 550 kilometres south-east of Mexico City. The statement reads:

We are participants of the World Alternative Water Forum, a […]

 

It is becoming clearer from multiple sources that Canada was the country that pushed to have language that explicitly affirmed the United Nations recognized right to water and sanitation removed from the draft Ministerial Declaration of the World Water Forum now being held in Marseille, France.
-In a February 28 media statement, Amnesty International and WASH-United […]

 

The National Catholic Reporter recently reported on the killing of Fr. José Reinel Restrepo in Marmato, Colombia. “The basic details surrounding the assassination of Restrepo are by now well-known in Colombia. On the afternoon of Sept. 2, Restrepo shuttered the church, mounted his small motorcycle and puttered down the unpaved, tortuously steep mountain road past […]

 

Mexico City-based Blue Planet Project organizer Claudia Campero Arena notes that Montreal-based Osisko mining corporation’s proposed Famatina gold mine project in Argentina has been stopped due to widespread concern over water consumption and pollution. Protests against the proposed mine included a demonstration of more than 300 people in front of the Canadian embassy in Buenos […]

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