Activist, writer, policy critic
Born in Ottawa in 1947.
Studied at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Described as Canada’s best known voice of dissent, she has fought for feminism and battled against the Free Trade Agreement.
Internationally renowned water activist.
National chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest citizen’s advocacy organization.
Co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works to stop commodification of the world’s water.
Received honorary doctorates from six Canadian universities for her social justice work.
Nominated for the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005.
Appointed as the first Senior Advisor on water issues by Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd session of the United Nations in October 2008.