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VANCOUVER - Across Canada and the world citizens are fighting back against private corporations taking control of public water and sewer services. In B.C., Premier Gordon Campbell just announced a wholesale policy to privatize major infrastructure projects, including the new sewage treatment project in the Greater Victoria region.

Hear first-hand about struggles to keep water public on Monday November 6, 2006. A major event sponsored by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Council of Canadians, Oxfam Canada and Co-Development Canada features Claudia Campero and a viewing of the film THIRST, about the success story of Cochabamba, Bolivia against water multinational Bechtel.

Claudia is an expert on water governance and has written her dissertation on water struggles in Mexico City. She is a founding member of COMDA (Coalición de Organizaciones Mexicanas por el Derecho al Agua/ Mexican Committee for the Defense of Water Rights) and is an organizer of the Blue October campaign. Claudia was a key campaigner on water privatization during the March 2006 World Water Forum in Mexico City.

What: Water Activist Claudia Campero & viewing of the film THIRST (Water for Life/Agua por la Vida; En Defensa del Agua: A Mexican Voice Against Privatization )

Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

When: Monday, November 6, 2006 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Claudia is attending a major conference “Our Water-Our Future” on Vancouver Island prior to the November 6 event. She is available for interviews by contacting CUPE BC Water Watch Coordinator Leslie Dickout at (778) 840-2156.


Leslie Dickout
CUPE BC Water Watch Coordinator
(778) 840-2156