The Mid Island Chapter of the Council of Canadians has put together a petition, both online and in official paper form, to push for more local control over community drinking watersheds. The petition wording is based on a resolution passed at the Union of BC Municipalities in 2011. Paul Manly’s documentary film Troubled Water provides a number of examples of why this petition is so important, especially here on the East coast of Vancouver Island.
This downloadable PDF file is the official petition. We will submit the signed petitions to our MLA so they can be tabled during the debate over the new BC Water Act in the spring. Please print the petition and ask your family, friends and neighbours to sign it and then mail the completed petitions to Mid Island Chapter Council of Canadians, Box 1093, Station A, Nanaimo B.C., V9R 2A5.
We encourage you to also join the online petition campaign and circulate it to your friends.