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Category Archives: NaturalResources_Water
(January 30, 2001) Because the private sector has proven to be so successful in improving water quality while lowering costs to taxpayers, water utility privatizations have been sweeping the world. Europe, Asia, South America and North America are all increasingly turning to private operators to remedy decades of government neglect and compromised regulation. Continue reading
(January 23, 2001) The Mike Harris government, regaining its feet after reeling from the Walkerton tragedy, is considering various types of privatization to fund the improvements needed to set Ontario’s water system aright. Continue reading
(September 7, 2000) OTTAWA – Claims by an international think-tank that Canadians pay too little for the water they consume are untrue, according to, the country’s municipal water utilities. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, in a report released Tuesday, said Canadian water rates are among the lowest in the developed world, while consumption ranks near the top of the international scale. Continue reading
(August 1, 2000) After decades of neglect, many of Canada’s municipal waterworks are in shambles. Some municipalities lose as much as one-third of their water through pipe leaks, and the old cast iron pipes that dominate many communities are rusting from the inside out. Continue reading
(November 30, 1999) Canadians have good reason to fear large scale water exports. The cost required to reroute rivers or build pipelines can run into tens and even hundreds of billions of dollars. Because the water is no longer needed south of the border, the Americans could cut off our exports at any time. And the ventures would be controlled by the very same people who have plundered our oil, forestry, fisheries and other natural resources — the politicians in Ottawa and in our provincial capitals. Continue reading