Majority of Albertans against putting water rights on the market

“Most Albertans believe the province should put river health first when it comes to handing out water rights, and human consumption should take priority over businesses during a drought, according to a new poll released Thursday.”

“if businesses and farmers are allowed to sell unused portions of their water licences it would quickly drive up water use in some of the driest areas of the province.”

Read more: http://bit.ly/1b5kL4q

We need to stand up and protect our rivers and lakes. Good to hear most Albertans want them protected as well, but that will not stop private businesses trying to exploit them.

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About Council of Canadians, Red Deer and Area

The Council of Canadians Red Deer chapter is part of a national grassroots organization of committed individuals, like yourself, that work towards a greater society for all people. There has been an unprecedented growth of inequality since the development of neoliberal ideas in the political and economic realm, and we as an organized group, want to stand up to our government and big business leaders to tell them it does not have to be that way. We are here to educate and create awareness of the many different issues that effect all of us in the present and the future.
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