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Canada needs a comprehensive water policy, now

And, thanks to the climate crisis, the pressure of time is accelerating.

There will never be enough space, enough words to even scratch the surface of the ways in which water is at risk. In a brief essay, one can merely list the complex issues that face us. We are wasting potable water, polluting natural water, exporting virtual water, losing wetlands and forests that retain and purify water, over-pumping groundwater, treating drinking water standards as flexible guidelines no one need heed, while boil-water orders move from community to community, being semi-permanent in First Nations communities.

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Canada needs a comprehensive water policy, now

And, thanks to the climate crisis, the pressure of time is accelerating.

There will never be enough space, enough words to even scratch the surface of the ways in which water is at risk. In a brief essay, one can merely list the complex issues that face us. We are wasting potable water, polluting natural water, exporting virtual water, losing wetlands and forests that retain and purify water, over-pumping groundwater, treating drinking water standards as flexible guidelines no one need heed, while boil-water orders move from community to community, being semi-permanent in First Nations communities.

  

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and PMO chief of staff Ray Novak.
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The PMO's outgoing Director of Communications Jason MacDonald.
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PMO executive assistant Stephen Staley, PMO special assistant Myles Atwood, and Tory Party national campaign manager Jenni Byrne.
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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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The Ottawa Citizen's Jason Fekete with the man of the hour, Jason MacDonald.
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The Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles.
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CBC's Chris Hall and Melissa Lantsman, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's director of communications.
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Michael White, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's policy director.

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