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You Did It... The ELA lives!

Save the ELA


I have big news to share with you on the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).

The e-mails and letters you sent calling for the ELA to be saved, the petitions you signed, the pressure you helped to mount on social media – it has all paid off.

Today the Ontario government announced that it will step in to help keep the world-renowned Experimental Lakes Area operating.

Public pressure from concerned citizens like you made this happen. Your support enabled the Council of Canadians to join other groups in sustaining a broad and effective campaign over the last several months.

Our efforts culminated last month with our urgent '48 Hours to Save the ELA' action alert, in which nearly 4,000 Council members sent messages to Ontario Premier Wynne and Manitoba Premier Selinger calling on them to intervene – and today, they did!

You and I must build on the momentum of this victory for the next fight to protect water.

We must challenge the Harper Conservative government's gutting of environmental regulations, the Fisheries Act and the Navigable Waters Protection Act. We must stop the corporate control and ownership of water. And we must work as communities and individuals to change the way we view and treat our shared water.

Thank you for your valuable contribution in helping to save the ELA. You've proven once again that our collective action can, and does, effect real change.

You can keep up the momentum by making a $10 donation to our water campaign right now.


Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow
National Chairperson, The Council of Canadians
The Council of Canadians


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