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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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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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