31st March 2017
An opportunity to hear the Council of Canadians Maude Barlow on a tour about her book on the lack of responsibility for water use in Canada.
Water is one of the most important issues of our time and will be front and centre leading up to the B.C. election this May. Maude Barlow will be coming to B.C. to launch her latest book Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis. Join her for a timely discussion on issues like the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the Site C dam, bottled water takings, fracking, NAFTA and gutted water legislation.
WHAT: Canada’s leading water expert Maude Barlow will be in Nanaimo at Bowen Park Auditorium on April 7/17 at 6:30 p.m. , as part of a 5-city B.C. tour to launch her new book Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (ECW Press, September 2016). Boiling Point is a timely and insightful guide for residents, election candidates, elected officials and environmental organizations and seeking to protect freshwater in the province and in Indigenous communities, leading up to the B.C. election on Tuesday May 9, 2017.
WHO: The book launch will feature Maude Barlow, best-selling author and activist, for a discussion of Canada’s water crisis and book signing.
WHEN: _April 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00pm
WHERE: Bowen Park Auditorium_500 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo
Maude is presented by the Council of Canadians -Mid Island Chapter and Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition.
ABOUT MAUDE BARLOW AND BOILING POINT:
Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (ECW Press, September 2016) is Maude Barlow’s 18th book. It lays bare the extent of Canada’s water crisis and argues water policies will become the defining issue of the next decade.
Barlow is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians and Washington-based Food and Water Watch, a councilor for the World Future Council, a board member for a number of influential organizations and has previously acted as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the UN General Assembly. Her work has earned her 14 honorary doctorates and numerous awards and recognitions.