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Letter: Concern over right to clean water

To The Editor:

I live in the Kootenay region of B.C. and have recently become aware of a company that is bottling and selling the water from our mountain streams to overseas markets.

Treating water as a commody is immoral especially when our area suffered water shortages last year. We must have some laws that not only protect the quality of our water sources but also prohibit the commercialism of this natural resource.

It's time for the federal government to implement the right to clean water in Canada by passing an environmental bill of rights that respects, protects and fulfils our right to a healthy environment, including the right to clean water.

Wayne Savard
Nelson B.C