The campaign to stop Enerdu’s plan to build a hydro complex in the heart of Almonte got a high-profile boost this weekend when noted author and advocate Maude Barlow, chair of the Council of Canadians, publicly declared her opposition. She also urged Canadians to sign the petition.

The Council of Canadians is an “organization that advocates for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care, and a vibrant democracy. The organization is headquartered in Ottawa with regional offices in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver and a network of local chapters across the country.” (Wikipedia)

About Maude Barlow

“She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works internationally for the human right to water. Maude chairs the board of Washington-based Food & Water Watch, is a founding member of the San Francisco–based International Forum on Globalization, and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly. She has authored and co-authored 16 books.” (Wikipedia)