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Stuart Laidlaw - Toronto Star (Toronto)
Jesus turned it into wine, he washed his disciples' feet in it and walked across it, according to stories told in the Bible. Water is a sacred thing, the United Church of Canada says, and should not be bought and sold like any other commodity.
Michael Blanding - Altnet
When Antonia Mahoney moved to Boston from her native Puerto Rico 35 years ago, the first thing she noticed was how much better the water tasted. Over the years, however, the water she was receiving from her tap began to lose its appeal. "Little by little, the taste changed," says the retired schoolteacher, who eventually gave up tap water altogether and began paying over $30 a month to get bottles of Poland Spring water delivered to her house.
The October 17th national mobilization and march against the privatization of water was marked by strong attendance, creative street theater, music, and repeated calls for a solution to the country’s water problems that is based on universal access, not private profits.