Emma Lui

Emma Lui is an activist, a writer and a contributor to the book "Corporatizing Canada: Making Business out of Public Service." She is the Social Media Coordinator for the Ottawa Water Study/Action Group and a member of the La Pêche Women's March Network. Emma is currently on a year-long sabbatical from the Council of Canadians, where she had been the Water Campaigner for more than eight years. She has an MA in Political Economy and a BA in Human Rights and Law from Carleton University. Her areas of interest include water and climate justice, Indigenous solidarity as well as food and nutrition.

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Oct 16, 2014

Testing the human right to water in Detroit

Emma Lui
In March, the beleaguered—some would say besieged—city of Detroit, Michigan announced it would begin shutting off water services to between 1,500 and 3,000 households every week.
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Oct 3, 2014

Why we need a federal ban on fracking

Emma Lui
With the federal election slated for next year, we need to ensure candidates take a position on a hydraulic fracturing and listen to the hundreds of communities calling for a ban on fracking.
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Jul 30, 2014

Canadian convoy delivers water, solidarity to Detroit

Emma Lui
Detroit has drawn international attention in recent weeks for cutting off water to low-income residents. The Council of Canadians led a convoy to shed light and show solidarity with those affected.

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