W5's Victor Malarek investigates how Canada's fresh water is becoming much more valuable, and the issue of selling it for profit, much more volatile.

There are places in the world where wars are fought over fresh water because there's so little of it. But even in a country like Canada, which has a lot of it, water is quickly emerging as a flashpoint. Not between armies, but between corporations, towns and governments battling over a resource that has been mostly free.

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Documents and links

Water taking fees & permits to pump:

Proposed moratoriums:

Ontario government’s proposed two year moratorium on water takings

Nestlé’s response to Ontario’s proposed moratorium