Conversation with Davidson’s Valu-Mart Grocery – Woodbine & Danforth Avenue Store, Toronto – about their Nestle’s Bottled Water Promotion

I want to know why you are selling, even having a special sale over a couple of weeks so far of Nestle’s bottled water. Are you unaware of the wide ranging boycott of Nestle bottled water in Ontario right now, spearheaded by Council of Canadians but supported by celebrities on television such as Rick Mercer who a couple of weeks ago presented his ‘Rant’ ( on the outrageously low price Nestle pays for water, 3.71 per million litres which they then sell for a huge percentage markup in ‘one-use’ plastic bottles which end up in landfills or our oceans. They are taking this water from Wellington-Waterloo Counties, near Elmira. Nestle even outbid Centre Wellington Township for access to their well water and this during one of the driest summers on record. Secondly why are you promoting bottled water when our municipal tap water is completely safe. No-one should be buying bottled water. You need to stop the sale of Nestle’s bottled water!

Rick’s Rant for October 11th, 2016.
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Davidson's valu-mart
Davidson’s valu-mart I understand your concern and I do agree with you but, for the sake of all customers, I should have available product that is featured in the national valu-mart flyer. Please feel free to not support Nestlé by not buying their products and if you would like to reach loblaws, our parent company, please email or call 905-459-2500.
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Murray Lumley
Murray Lumley Thanks; I won’t be buying any bottled water products and I think I did leave the same message on the Loblaws Website Contact page. I’m really worried about our planet when we allow corporations to privatize water and at a price so low it doesn’t allow for the cost of the loss of this resource that should be a human right. I also worry about the plastic bottles that are just thrown away after one use. Do you know about the Pacific Ocean gyre, a continent sized floating plastic mass? This plastic is also swallowed by sea turtles, whales and a host of other animals. We humans must stop and think about what we are doing or there will be no future for us or the animals that were here before us and live with us.

About Murray Lumley

Board member of Conscience Canada; Christian Peacemaker Teams Reservist; retired teacher; grandfather
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