POLICY 3. Canterbury’s water crisis
For a peoples’ Christchurch – Decisions by us, for us, made here
Minto for Mayor Solution
Lobby to make all Canterbury rivers swimmable
What would this look like?
Pressure on un-elected body ECAN
This will mean pressure on the unelected body ECAN to work in the interests of the community rather than corporate farmers in unsustainable agricultural businesses.
Minto for Mayor Statement
New Zealand seen as hypocritical
Note: Canterbury is not a natural home for dairying and the massive government subsidies for irrigation (hundreds of millions) are old fashioned farming subsidies in drag.
New Zealand will be seen as a hypocrite in countries where we are heavily critical of their dairy subsidies.
John Minto / Mayoral Candidate