Gord Downie's journey with water activism began with a battle against a cement company. The company was experimenting with burning tires as an alternative fuel source.
He joined forces with the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper after hearing a speech by Robert Kennedy Jr. and put a halt to the unsafe practice in the lakeside village of Bath, Ontario.
"If you jump in and expect the government to help you out - don't."
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