Corporate water bottling coming under increased opposition in Ontario
The central province of Ontario has experienced a major heat wave and drought this summer putting a great strain on water supplies.
Indeed residents in most communities all across Canada now regularly face water usage restrictions in summer. In spite of that,transnational corporate giants like Nestle continue to draw millions of litres of water from Ontario’s ground waters to be put into plastic bottles and sold both nationally and internationally.
Many residents are now concerned that such transnational corporations are making astronomical profits from this critical resource with little benefit to local areas where the wells are located, and with potential harm to resident and farmer water supplies….more