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Friday, April 24, 2009

Banning the Bulk Export of Water

Today I heard from my local MP, Mike Wallace, that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is working to bring forward legislation to ban all bulk water transfers or exports from Canadian freshwater basins. I welcome this long-overdue initiative and hope the opposition parties will cooperate.

Our fresh water will, in time, prove to be Canada’s greatest natural resource—I have no doubt of this. Without our protection this vital resource will be drained away so that our neighbours to the south can have nice green lawns and golf courses in their deserts. I exaggerate, of course, but I’m sure you get my point.

This is another reason to be thankful we had the good sense to vote Conservative.

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  1. Personally, i don't see a problem selling fresh water to the parched U.S. Fresh water is a renewable resource.

    For example, the Fraser River empties into the Pacific Ocean where it evaporates and returns as rain in our mountains. But all that fresh water becomes useless to humans once it hits the ocean.

    The way i see it, if some of that fresh water can parch a thirst in California en route to the same ocean, why not sell a bit of it? We get the same water back tomorrow and it costs us nothing but a pipeline.

  2. This is the biggest joke in the world. The cost of exporting bulk water is so much greater than its worth that economically, it will never happen. The conservatives know this but why not capitalize on some nationalist and anti-American sentiment.

  3. People like anonymous are happy to have foreigners selling B.C. resources.


  4. Recently disclosed internal British Columbia government documents prove the British Columbia government intentionally violated the FREE TRADE AGREEMENT / NAFTA and the GATT

    These documents are now posted online for the first time at

    These documents lend credence to and support the claim for arbitration against CANADA by SUN BELT WATER INC. under Chapter 11 of the NAFTA.



    John McCain stated in Ottawa, Canada's capital city, on June 20, 2008, when asked about water exports from Canada

    "water exports will be the defining issue of the 21st century"

    The WATER shortages in the American South West and Mexico can only be addressed by massive WATER imports from CANADA – a project that was canceled due to political corruption in CANADA and, especially BRITISH COLUMBIA.

    The political corruption in Canada surrounding bulk water exports is now emerging in a lawsuit in Canada's Federal Court that the Canadian media is under instructions not to write about.

    Seven judges linked to this lawsuit and the water export political corruption suddenly dropped dead as their crimes were exposed and they became a liability to insiders. This is a true story that reveals the dark side of Canada.