Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario
Council of Canadians

Council of Canadians

May 05, 2009 10:34 ET

CUPE: UnBottle It!

Speaking tour on growing opposition to bottled water comes to North Bay

NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - A province-wide tour to encourage bans on bottled water in municipal and provincial facilities, sponsored by the Council of Canadians and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, comes to North Bay on Thursday, May 7. The six-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.

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: North Bay Elks Lodge #25
325 Elks Lane, North Bay, Ontario

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
    CUPE Communications
    Humberto DaSilva
    CUPE Ontario
    Laura Ziemba