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Great Lakes mayors and Anishinabek Nation push for stronger water legislation – Manitoulin Expositor

December 5, 2018

COLLINGWOOD—At a press conference last week, mayoral representatives from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, Anishinabek Nation Grand Chief Glen Hare and Wiikwemkoong Ogimaa Duke Peltier denounced the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Water Resources Council (Compact Council) and Regional Body’s proposed procedures for reviewing water diversion requests.

“The mayors want to make clear our disappointment with the new proposed procedures that leave our waters vulnerable. We call on members of the Compact Council and Regional Body to defer adoption of the proposed changes, so they can be revisited by the newly elected governors and premiers,” stated Sheboygan, Wisconsin Mayor Mike Vandersteen in a press release.

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