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Maude Barlow's blog

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. More information on Maude Barlow can be found at: www.canadians.org/Maude

Blog - Maude Barlow's blog December 10
Maude Barlow | On December 7, Prime Minister Stephen Harper approved the first two complete takeovers of Canadian-owned energy firms by foreign state-owned companies in our country’s history.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog December 7
Maude Barlow | The applicants have overcome tremendous adversity to get the cases before the Federal Court, including ten months of relentless legal obstructions at the hands of the Conservative Party...
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 29
Maude Barlow | Last evening, I had the privilege of speaking at the public event at OISE in Toronto along with the beautiful and brave women and men from Guatemala in Canada to seek justice.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 13
Maude Barlow | In Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples Tribunal on the impacts of dams -- Days six to eight
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 9
Maude Barlow | In Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples Tribunal on the impacts of dams -- Day six
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 8
Maude Barlow | Maude Barlow is in Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the impacts of dams. This is her fifth blog from the trip.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 8
Maude Barlow | In Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the impacts of dams
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 7
Maude Barlow | Beautiful sunshine. Lovely singing day. Tent full to hear more testimony. Started off with a moving and dignified presentation by Guadalupe (Lupita) Lara
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 6
Photo: Temacapulin, Mexico
Maude Barlow | Maude Barlow is in Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on the impacts of dams, visit the site of a proposed mine, and speak at a public forum on the right to water.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 4
Photo by Claudia Campero
Maude Barlow | Maude Barlow is in Mexico to participate in the Permanent Peoples Tribunal on the impacts of dams. This is her first blog from the trip.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 26
Maude Barlow | Day 3 of our ‘no pipelines, no tankers’ tour started with a run by the lovely Thompson River in Kamloops and a drive with BC-Yukon organizer Harjap Grewal and energy campaigner Maryam Adrangi
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 25
Maude Barlow | Wednesday started off with an early Kamloops CBC radio interview from my hotel room in Fort McMurray (where winter has socked in) and a long day of travel.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 24
Maude Barlow | Yesterday was the first stop of our six-community ‘no pipelines, no tankers’ tour: Fort McMurray.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 18
Maude Barlow | We're on the verge of a potential game-changing moment in our country's history. Now is when we must come together like never before.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 11
Maude Barlow | As some are prepared to risk arrest on October 22nd, we will be there to support them. Demonstrating that we can take care of each other, cultivate community, and stand in solidarity.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 5
Maude Barlow | Canada remembers a milestone this week -- the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog September 22
Maude Barlow | Three years ago today (September 22), you and thousands of fellow Council of Canadians supporters helped to save Site 41 from becoming a garbage dump.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog September 5
Photo: Balazs Gardi/Flickr
Maude Barlow | The success of the Blue Communities project in Ontario can be mainly attributed to Robyn Hamlyn who has met with 18 mayors and councillors.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog June 15
Maude Barlow, Wenonah Hauter | At the Rio +20 conference to protect our common resources from private interests, the Stockholm International Water Institute’s decision to award PepsiCo for water efficiency is a cruel irony.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog May 19
Maude Barlow | The Harper government appears intent on systematically dismantling the few protections that have been put in place at the federal level to protect our freshwater heritage.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog March 22
Maude Barlow | It is World Water Day, a day to celebrate the world's water heritage and ensure clean, adequate supplies of drinking water and sanitation for all.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog March 17
Maude Barlow and Wenonah Hauter | The Council of Canadians, Food and Water Watch and many other organizations have sent a letter to governments to publicly denounce the Ministerial Declaration.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog February 9
Maude Barlow | Prime Minister Stephen Harper is basking in the uncritical media reporting of his state visit to China. His "open for business" message has been very well received in Beijing.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog February 2
Maude Barlow and Paul Moist | European trade negotiators are in Ottawa this week to continue talks with their Canadian counterparts toward a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog January 19
Maude Barlow | It is a sweet victory. President Barack Obama has listened to his people and his better nature and rejected the Keystone pipeline.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog December 8
Maude Barlow | Key features of a Canada-U.S. perimeter security pact were unveiled in Washington by Prime Minister Harper and President Obama and have already elicited sharply different reactions.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog December 7
Maude Barlow and Stuart Trew | Today Prime Minister Harper will fly to Washington where he's expected to sign a perimeter security and economic competitiveness deal with President Obama.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 17
Maude Barlow | The planet is running out of available fresh water, something we were all taught, as children, could never happen.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog November 6
Photo: Velcrow Ripper
Maude Barlow | Today, I stood in the warm Washington sunshine and joined thousands of peaceful demonstrators as we surrounded the White House in a shout-out for climate justice.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog October 20
Maude Barlow | This week, European Union trade officials are in Canada to meet with their Canadian counterparts on what might be the final round of negotiations on a huge new trade agreement called CETA.

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