I am surprised to hear that Courtenay Council defeated the Blue Communities resolution regarding clean water.
The resolution was to recognizes and affirm that access to clean water is a fundamental human right and that Council would call on the federal and provincial governments to enshrine water as a human right in federal and provincial law.
I wonder what it is regarding access to clean water that Star Winchester, Manno Theos, and Mayor Larry Jangula are opposed to? Are they unwilling to show leadership out of fear or are they confused about the word “whereas” ?
The wording of the resolution can be read at: http://canadians.org/sites/default/files/publications/RTW%20updated%20section%20and%20resolution.pdf
The definition of “whereas” can be found at: http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Whereas