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Wynne Urges Changes To Ontario’s Water Bottling Practices

Kathleen Wynne
The bottled water industry in Ontario is facing renewed government scrutiny after a small township was outbid by multinational giant Nestle in its attempt to purchase a well to secure water supply for its growing community.

Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday her government will look for ways to put community needs ahead of bottled water corporations.

“As we look at the water bottling industry, that has to be a question because we’re talking about what we could argue is our most precious resource,” she said.

“There is much pressure on our water, so as we have this discussion about our water, the status of and the treatment of water bottling companies, that needs to be taken into consideration.”

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  1. While this is all getting sorted out, we’re going to have to monitor our water quality/safety, in case low levels of groundwater affect our well water (in which case a law suit will be close behind.) There should also be a ‘sin’ tax on those who pollute our environment with plastic bottles when they could just as easily use a reusable container…

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