The sixth Sustainable Development Goal on clean water and sanitation is the catalyst for the successful realization of many of the other 16 goals. The truth is, they all go hand in hand. Failing on water and sanitation also means failing on gender equality, quality education, good health, resilient infrastructure, economic growth, and the list goes on.
A growing number of countries are confronting water scarcity, which affects more than 2 billion people worldwide, according to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Photograph courtesy of United Nations Tanzania
Water is arguably Canada’s most precious natural asset, and is central to our identity as a nation in the world. One could reason that no other natural resource is both so valuable and so taken for granted.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner