18.2.1 PROTECTING CANADIAN WATERS 

WHEREAS Ontario and Canadian waters are being sold to foreign companies etc. for profit, and 

WHEREAS water is our most precious life source and is needed now and more so in the future as the world will put more pressure on Canadian waters as they lose their own supply, and 

WHEREAS companies (Nestles, for example) are pumping vast amounts of water for small compensation, and 

WHEREAS aquifers are threatened to be exhausted in the next ten years, and 

WHEREAS the pollution from the plastic bottles containing the water is an environmental threat as companies manufacture millions of bottles a day, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation call upon our Provincial and Federal Governments to recognize our right to a healthy environment and to recognize that access to water is a fundamental and inalienable right for all Canadians and to discontinue the selling of our water to foreign interests. 

Submitted by Unifor Toronto Area Retired Workers Council