Category Archives: Legislation

Upcoming FREE webinar: Protecting the Human Right to Water

Protecting the Human Right to Water

Emma Lui – Council of Canadians
March 11, 2014, 2pm EST

Canadian and indigenous communities are facing increasing threats to their water sources including the threat of fracking, water privatization, oil shipments on the Great Lakes and the lack of clean drinking water in First Nation communities. Learn what communities are doing to protect the human right to water and how they’re turning their municipalities into Blue Communities. A Blue Community is a municipality that recognizes …

Long Awaited Report Released on How to Stop Asian Carp – Your Voice is Needed



The Wellington Water Watchers is a member of the Friends of Pollinators Action Coalition, so please act on the information below and request that Canada impose a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.

In the spring of 2013, the European Union, after reviewing the compelling evidence, voted to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.  In September 2013 this is what the Canadian Government said about these pesticides:  “Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has …

Latest on Nestle Legal Battle to Keep Drought Time Water Pumping Restrictions in Place

Last fall, the Ministry of the Environment (“MOE”) renewed Nestlé’s Permit To Take Water for the well site which it operates in Hillsburgh.  As part of this renewal, the MOE placed mandatory restrictions on the amount of water that Nestlé would be allowed to pump during drought conditions.  Nestlé appealed these restrictions to the Environmental Review Tribunal.

In February of this year, Wellington Water Watchers (“WWW”) partnered up with the Council of Canadians (“COC”) to seek Party status in the appeal, …

A Letter from the Friends of Hillsburgh Water

Last spring you attended a showing of “BOTTLED LIFE” at the Erin Legion and I felt you deserved an update.

Nestle had applied for a ten year renewal of the existing permit, but also requested a “spike rate” of an additional 10% on the maximum quantity withdrawn. Despite significant public disapproval and Erin Council voting against the renewal, a permit renewal for five years was indeed granted by the Ministry of the Environment (Sept). The permit renewal included mandatory reductions as …