CanWest shares this less than brilliant piece of wisdom on why we are going to open talks with the US on bulk water exports,
So does this mean CanWest believes we are not capable of protecting our water resources so we should just give the US what it wants? Because what it wants today is only going to increase substantially tomorrow and the next day and the next. If this is the recommended Canadian position, it is a very dangerous, unstable slippery slope to try to stand on. I don’t know who this CanWest article is referring to by “we” but I certainly don’t believe most Canadians would take this position.
The US continues with its shockingly, inadequate environmental conservation practises. The latest Bush/Harper plan is expansion of biofuel development which uses vast water resources to make precious food into fuel. I am certainly not inclinded to sacrifice our enviroment so the US can expand the development of cities in deserts and make biofuels from our water so their cars can continue to pump more green house gases into the air. Haven’t they already got enough of our resources through the tar sands development process in Alberta? Canada is already destroying it’s environment to try to placate the US. When will we learn that we will never be able to give enough to satisy their insatiable demand for our resources?
I am still ticked the US didn’t sign on to Kyoto. If they had we wouldn’t be listening to stupid, biased Con reports spinning like mad trying to convince Canadians that Kyoto is a bad choice for our country. Given the US position on Kyoto and their environmental policies, I for one to not feel inclined to discuss anything with them. Relenting means that they will only continue to demand more. Bulk water exports will harm the Canadian environment and the people.
The Alberta Herald Tribune writes,