Council of Canadians

Council of Canadians

April 09, 2009 15:24 ET

Council of Canadians: UnBottle It! Speaking Tour on Growing Opposition to Bottled Water Comes to Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 9, 2009) - A province-wide tour to encourage bans of bottled water in municipal and provincial facilities, sponsored by the Council of Canadians and CUPE Ontario, comes to Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday, April 15. The 4-city speaking tour across northern Ontario features Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and Senior Advisor on Water to the President of the UN General Assembly, and Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario President.

The town hall meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Great Northern Resort, 229 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie.

The bottled water industry sells water - a shared public resource - for huge profits, undermining our faith in public water. The UnBottle It! speaking tour provides communities with the facts and calls on local governments, school boards community groups and individuals to tap into clean, safe public drinking water.

Contact Information

  • To arrange interviews with Maude Barlow
    or Sid Ryan, contact:
    Council of Canadians
    Dylan Penner
    613-795-8685
    or
    CUPE
    Humberto DaSilva
    Communications
    416-292-3999 ext 240
    or
    CUPE Ontario
    Laura Ziemba
    416-712-0412
    www.unbottleit.org