Canada has an abundance of water which has long been a source of food and income, as well as many providing many different recreational pursuits. Lately, Canada has been putting some of its lakes to a new use – containment ponds for mining wastes.
Home to the largest inland lakes in the world Canada’s fresh water lakes and rivers have not only made Canada famous for these water holdings, but have played a historical role in the development of the nation. But over the years, these pure, pristine waters have been coming under increasing risks from human activities. The Council of Canadians says that Canada lacks federal leadership when it comes to protecting and conserving Canada’s premiere resource.