KINGSTON -Canadian author and activist Maude Barlow was in Kingston tonight for the launch of her new book on what she calls a ‘water crisis’ that is sweeping the nation. Boiling Point, Barlow’s 18th book, is an insightful guide on how to protect freshwater in Canada. She blames the current lack of water on not only the severe drought but also on government neglect and corporate abuse. Barlow is pleased that the current liberal government is reviewing environmental and freshwater protections that were previously gutted by the Harper government. Tonight the author spoke to a packed house at the Grad Club about what Kingston residents should be doing to promote strong water policies.
Maude Barlow/Author of Boiling Point:
“I call for new water ethic in which we put the protection of water in the centre of all policies from how we grow food to how we produce energy to how we trade across boarders. We have time but not all the time in the world to take care of our water.”