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Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada's Water Crisis

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Passionate and cogent, this could be the most important book of the year for Canadians

We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, incl
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published September 19th 2016 by ECW Press
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Tim Mathias
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A disturbing examination of the loss of public rights to water in favour of corporate access, the lack of federal oversight of natural resources, and the degradation of our environment.
Devon
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a must-read for all Canadians. Misleading statistics and poor assumptions are constantly being thrown around about the overestimated abundance of clean water in Canada. While it’s true that we are much better off than many countries, our water ressources are being threatened in a BIG way. The atrocities that big corporations get away with (*cough* Nestle *cough*) as they further line their pockets is appalling. It’s happening right under our noses, and without the swift amendment of a ho ...more
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Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Heavy on the statistics. Good stories about what has gone wrong with the water system.
James Schlichter
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not an elegant book but full of ideas and perspective to cause me to delve deeper into what Barlow is writing about. This is one of those books where one could come away feeling overwhelmed and insignificant by the sheer audaciousness of what is happening in Canada to our water. But what I came away with is the belief that WE have a say and must realize that water is not something handed down to us by the denizens of the elite, but a right given to each of us and the generations to come. That mi ...more
Crissy Calhoun
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Each and every one of us has a personal responsibility to take action," writes Barlow and after reading this book and understanding just how messed up and disastrous the state of our water is, it's impossible not to feel both (a) disgusted by how greed and short-sightedness has effed us up, and (b) inspired to push back and fight for the human right to clean water. A must-read, though a difficult one (I started crying at pg. 120), especially if you (like me) have kept your head in the sand on t ...more
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A very easily accessible and informative read about the state of water in Canada. Honestly, it was slightly terrifying and VERY frustrating to learn about things like the complete mess that government oversight is in right now, and also the state of the water available on First Nations reserves. It opened my eyes to a lot of situations I was completely unaware of and really drove home the point that we can't take our water for granted, we can't keep abusing the system the way we do, because ther ...more
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