Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Saskatchewan)
WHEREAS water is a fundamental requirement for life, liberty and the security of the individual;
WHEREAS numerous Canadian communities have, or continue to have water shortages and water quality challenges;
WHEREAS water security faces increasing risk due to climate change;
WHEREAS commercial water rights and permits are being sold for much less than fair value to Canadians;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada update and implement the 1987 Federal Canada Water Policy, with additional attention to:
- access to safe drinking water as a human right;
- mapping, developing and protecting the inventory of Canadian water resources;
- regulating industrial and commercial waste water emissions to the highest standards.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada consult with all the provinces, territories, First Nations, Metis, Inuit, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and all other relevant stakeholders to develop a comprehensive national water policy.