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Canada must not repeat history when it comes to water privatization, says CUPE researcher Blair Redlin. Our country’s first water and sewage systems were founded in the wake of widespread public health problems in the late 1800s .These services were initially privatized, but were taken over by governments when they failed to deliver. Redlin has been involved in many campaigns fighting water and wastewater privatization. Blue Summit panel moderator Morna Ballantyne asked him to reflect on the state of public water systems – and the threat of privatization - across the country today. Hear his answer here.

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