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What is it with Canadians and their water?

We have more fresh water than any other country in the world.

And yet a lot of us aren’t convinced there is enough to go around.

Witness the furor over Swiss multinational Nestlé’s purchase of a small commercial well near the historic mill town of Elora, Ont., 100 kilometres northwest of Toronto. Nestlé, which recently outmanoeuvred the township of Centre Wellington for the well, plans to draw up to 1,364 litres per minute to help supply its nearby water bottling plant.

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