THE JUSTICE ANGLE
In the midst of the city of Detroit's water crackdown — shutting off spigots of residents delinquent on their bills — the Council of Canadians has come to the rescue. First, the council pressed the United Nations to label Detroit's program a "human rights" violation (the denial of clean drinking water to 3,000 homes per week being shut down). Said the council chair, "I've [only] seen this [oppression] in the poorest countries in the world." Second, the council arranged a convoy of "good Canadian, public, clean water" into Detroit in July to modestly help the estimated 79,000 homes in peril.