Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Harper to flush water monitoring down the toilet

Tories to pull out of Canada-led water-monitoring programOne less thing to be proud about as Canadians.

The Harper government wants out of a Canada-led UN program that monitors freshwater around the world — a move seen by critics as the latest Tory abdication of global causes once championed by Ottawa.

Experts say they're shocked Canada would abandon a database it designed and has managed for 30 years, just as dwindling water supplies emerge as a critical issue.

Environment Canada spokesman John Carey says the Global Environment Monitoring System is no longer a priority...

Canada has most recently co-ordinated the system from labs at the University of Saskatchewan and in Burlington, Ont.

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