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Climate change forecasts show a great likelihood of water supply shortages all over the world. In light of this, should Canada agree to export some of its water supplies?

Les changements climatiques prévus démontrent qu'il y aura probablement des pénuries d'eau à travers le monde.  Compte tenu de ces constatations, est-ce que le Canada devrait être d'accord pour exporter une partie de ses réserves d'eau?


!SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEIR TALKING ABOUT!
OKOTKS ALBERTA
June 24, 2005
HEY GUYS!! I'M NOT AGAINST THE U.S. OR ANYTHING BECAUSE 4 ALL U BEER LOVERS OUT THERE : WHISPER.....THE U.S. MAKES OUR CANADIAN BEER.... YUP IT'S TRUE ABOUT 90% OF OUR BEER COMES FROM THE U.S.... ANYWAY, ABOUT EXPORTINGOUR WATER, ONE SLIGHT CHANGE IN OUR ECOSYSTEM WILL CAUSE A DISRUPTION IN THE WORLD'S CLIMATE CAUSING GLOBAL WARMING. EVERY PLACE SHOULD BE CONSERVING THEIR WATER CAUSE WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE ANYWAY. I MEAN MOTHER NATURE IS GOING TO WIPE ALL OF US OUT. JUST THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE TSUNAMIS.. HOPE I SPELLED THAT RIGHT- AND UP HERE IN ALBERTA EVERYTHING IS FLOODED. WE ARE HAVING THE LARGEST FLOOD IN 100 YRS HISTORY. I MEAN THOUSNADS OF PEOPLE ARE BEING EVACUATED, BUT WITH ALL OUR WATER, WE'RE ON A WATER WATCH BECAUSE WE CAN'T FILTER THE WATER FAST ENOUGH, CONSIDERING IT FLOODED OUR GAS AND OIL PLANTS. ANYWAY, IN THE END, NOBODY WILL BE ABLE TO CONTROL ANYTHING. SO I DON'T THINK ANYONE SHOULD MOVE ANY LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER FOR OUR LIVES SAKE.....!
...UNDERSTAND NOW????? 

Anonymous
June 24, 2005
no no no no no no
Krysia, 
New Zealand
June 21, 2005
yes thay shud.. they dont no how lukey they are to have clean water. 80% of sickness in the world are caused by not having water or having dirty water.
Alan Buckworth, Keswick, ON
June 18, 2005
Absolutely NO to exporting any of our water. We are not doing enough to protect our water. Polititions are never thinking hundreds or thousands of years into the future.
Kendra
Ontario
June 6, 2005
I think that as Canadians we take our water for granted. We all should
be more appreciative of it. When it comes down to selling it.. We should- But only to
countries that are in *desprate* need.

Marcy 
British Columbia Canada
June 5, 2005
To sell Canadian water to the U.S. (even one drop) is asking for big trouble. As we speak the U.S. lords over us other agreements and promises which they'll break (such as joining in on a good Health Care Sysem.) The American Gov't is back to burning coal soon (one of the biggest pollutants going) and Bush met with Martin on this one and Bush will not comply. So there's your answer folks! Water is big money and the Americans want to lead in the oil and water industry. Don't do it Canada!
Calvy G. Ignace Ontario
June 2, 2005
I say that selling our water is a horrible idea. The places that are buying it have polluted their own water and should clean it so they can have their own renewable water source. and the American pipeline to lake of the woods is a horrible idea. I say we put a stop to it! 
Canada Rules! 

Anonymous
June 2, 2005
we shouldn't sell water
Shawna
Ontario
May 31, 2005
I think it would be a mistake because the U.S. is a rich country and they don't need Canada's help just to have water. But I do think we could give water to countries that don't have a lot of water and need it.
Mary
Ottawa
May 26, 2005
I think you need to export water to 3rd world countries that don't have a water surplus like Canada.
Anonymous
May 25, 2005
It's our fresh water!! If Americans want it badly then they should Canada that way our population will grow and we'll be popular!!
Anonymous
Waterloo
May 23, 2005
Well I am doing a debate on this topic and I am supposed to be against it... but I think we could give some amounts of our water to the U. S. because in Waterloo there is a water ban and we can only use water on certain days. And this is controlling us to limit our water uses and if we are not using all of our water supplies we could probably spare some of the water.
Ana Garcia Brampton, Ontario
May 19, 2005
I think selling water to any place including the US is a mistake. As soon as Canada begins to sell its water, water as we know it will be labeled as a commodity which in turn, will be subjected to all kinds of trade agreements giving power to corporations and businesses for their water bottle industry and taking away what little power municipalities have over their own water. Selling our water is the wrong thing to do. Think about the future! 
Maranda Sanchez
May 17, 2005
Don't sell Canada's water......ahahahahahahahah 
Larissa Harrison
May 17, 2005
Don't sell Canada's water because we don't need to trade with Americans anymore. Good day.
Nina
Ontario
May 16 2005
Ok what the hell is everyone thinking? Obviously don't sell the water, it was here in Canada and should always remain here! Even if we do sell it, when we run out of water how are you sure that US will help us out?
So I for one think we should keep our water in Canada and only Canada.

Sofia
Toronto, Ontario
May 5, 2005
When the United States really needs our help, then maybe we will consider allowing them to take some of our fresh water. Think of it like this, the more we share our water the higher the risk there is of Canada being in the same predicament as the United States is in. A risk Canada shouldn't be taking! (the one upper hand we have over the United States)
Gurv Dhillon
May 3, 2005
If we export water, it will boost Canada's economy and also if were ever in a need of something, we could ask our neighbors. Selling them water would be a favor and we could ask them for a favor in return.
Steph Vick
Abbotsford, BC
May 3, 2005 
I think we should not export water to the u.s. because they are too wealthy
Jasneet
Abbotsford BC
May 3, 2005
I think that Canadians should share their water because if we don't other countries won't like us , and then if we run out of something, they won't be willing to share with us. If we want others to help us then we should help others.
Harleen
British Coumbia
May 3, 2005
I think that we should not give them our water because their the ones that are using it all up and why do they always have to come crying to us too 
Jasneet Jador
Abbotsford BC
May 3, 2005
I think that Canadians should share their water because if we don't other countries won't like us , and then if we run out of something, they won't be willing to share with us. If we want others to help us then we should help others.
Roxy
Abbotsford, BC
May 3, 2005
It's their fault they don't know hoe to take care of their water. All they do is spend their money on bombs and pollute their water. Why don't they just buy filters and drink the water from the rivers or the lakes? I mean we help them with so much stuff like giving our lives to them for wars, and all they do is cause even more wars!! 
Bobby Surry
Vancouver, BC
May 3, 2005

N
OOOOOOOOOOOOO

Jasmine Bahris
BC, Canada
May 3, 2005
No no no no!! 
America is one of the richest countries in the world if they need water they can get it themselves

Josh
Toronto, ON
May 3, 2005
No, because what if we run out of water?

Sonu Purewal
Abbotsford, BC
May 3, 2005
I think we should export our water but not alot because some of our family live their and they could die whit out sum water

Anonymous
May 3, 2005
No I don't think we should export our water to places like the states that actually has water like they do in the ice of Alaska which some people pay large amounts of money for in bottled water, but yes I think we should be donating to causes like people in Africa and such, but not only US. I think that everyone should give, Canada isn't the only one with water we were just privileged to have the largest percentage of usable water. God didn't give it to us, we earned it through the crafting of our country claiming this land as our own and not the Americans. So quit complaining about how its mean to not give or how the Americans don't deserve it, think of the people who are needy in 3rd world countries and quit being so selfish.
Rajan Brar
BC
May 3, 2005
Yes - to make piece and money

Anonymous
May 3, 2005
Well....I think we shouldn't its OUR water...not theirs!!!!
Angry man
Canadian & proud
April 29, 2005
I do not think we should export our water sure we have a surplus now but what happens when we keep giving we will run out and then who is going to give us water, no one.

Colin
Ontario, Canada
April 28, 2005
I think that we should not give USA any of are water for a number of reasons. First of all, by giving USA large quantities of water, we will have less water which can lead to water shortage over time. The water is also for us because we live in Canada where the water comes from. Imagine in 10 years, we might be more wealthy at first from all the money we would get from exporting are water, but eventually when we have none left then our whole economy is gone as well as our lives. Think next time you want to give water away and injure ourselves.
Kiaro 
Winnipeg, MB 
April 20, 2005
Wow there's lots of NO answers... 
But I think we should sell enough amount of water so that everybody on this planet can drink enough water. Maybe not just US but to other poor countries too. 

John Squibbs Winnipeg, MB
April 19, 2005
How about no. They can check their sewers for any extra water there. Why don't they ask Iraq to give them water. 
Ob Wilson
Calgary, Alberta
April 18, 2005
Hell no! That is the stupidest thing in the world. It is our water!
Anonymous
April 16, 2005
I think we should only sell water to countries who need it like Africa not places who want it like the U.S.A 
Stacy albrecht Kelowna, BC
April 13, 2005
No way!!!!
Daniel, Toronto, Ontario
April 13, 2005
I am doing a debate on this Topic. I am against selling USA our water because it is going to result into destruction of the economy after a long period of time. As it will take time to develop. 
Kevin Steinbach, 
Manitoba
April 07, 2005
I think we should export small portions of our water at a time and make sure we are getting the price that we deserve for it. If it was to get sold in larger amounts, the water will end up being used up or destroyed very quickly, especially if the sale was to the AMERICANS. I think if it is in small portions we could control the ecosystem and make a lot of money for schooling, better roads, and LOWER TAXES!
Urallgay, 
Manitoba
April 07, 2005
I think that selling water to the us is a huge waste of Canadian water let them go to a different country and take their water
Nicole, Ontario
April 03, 2005
I don't think Canada should sell it's water to other countries. We shouldn't because than if we only sell it to one country other countries (USA) will want our fresh water and if we refuse to sell it than we could start a whole new problem in the world. Than again we should sell it to the dry, desolate countries that do not have any water at all 
Nicolas Beaulieu, Québec
April 1, 2005
I think it's good to think about other people, but first we should reflect more about
our own actions. we need to stop being ignorant and start realizing that we are pigs...we think that the more we consume, the more satisfied our desire for happiness will be fulfilled. It is totally absurd to think that way. Quality's better than quantity, and that is why we need to learn to appreciate the quality of our precious water. If we don't wait until it is too late to be more reasonable in our consumption, then we will be in a better position to start sharing some of our treasure. It feels much better to sacrifice
some of our immediate pleasure (ei. excessively long showers) to give to people who will obtain from it more intense pleasure and hopefully happiness (countries that are dry and where people are dying of thirst). Canada should cease the opportunity to be less selfish and be a happier country and be loved by others.

Anonymous
March 30, 2005 
NOPE, NO AND NEVER!! 
NON, C'EST IMPOSSIBLE 

Anonymous
March 15, 2005
Well I'm doing an essay on should we sell water to us or not, in my opinion, i think that we shouldn't, because the us has their own water sources to use from, other countries actually NEED it, and if they're already polluting their water so they cant drink it.. so if we sell them water, they'll do just the same, and pretty soon they're going to pollute all the water and everyone will get thirsty, and its all caused from their selfishness...
Colin,
Ontario Canada
Mar. 10, 2005
No I don't think we should export our water to places like the states that actually has water like they do in the ice of Alaska which some people pay large amounts of money for in bottled water, but yes I think we should be donating to causes like people in Africa and such , but not only us, I think that everyone should give Canada isn't the only one with water we were just privileged to have the largest percentage of usable water. god didn't give it to us we earned it through the crafting of our country claiming this land as our own and not the Americans, so quit complaining about how its mean to not give or how the Americans don't deserve it think of the people who are needy in 3rd world countries and quit being so selfish.
John Kruitbosch
Leducm Alberta 
January 27, 2005
It would have pros and cons but I agree with Jen Miller let them drink there crap beers! It could cause climate changes and no matter how cold it gets I am keeping the snow its why were Canadian - for our hockey and beer (we won't give them any beer either. My final comment: HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Anonymous 
January 17, 200
I have many opinions on this matter. First of all I do and don't agree with this
statement. Water is a natural resource that should not be tampered with and could effect our economy, more than what has already happened. The Economy is close to a climate change because of the pollution and the things we put into our air, we don't need another thing to add on to our climate shift. If we were to come low on money, there is always other things to buy, but water is natural and should not be touched. 3rd world countries are starving for water, as they don't have any of there own, but if we do give away our water, we may run out of water ourselves. The US has Alaska, we have our water. That's not something we need to sell.

Merissa Mccartney Toronto,Ontario
January 11, 2005
I think that we should export our water to third-world countries who "need" it not
countries who "want" it! 


Anonymous 
January 11, 2005
Yes, we should, our tribe can and will, legally! It is already in the making and we have glacier water that have the largest flow rates in the world. The same amount of water billions of years ago is the same exact water we have today! It just keeps returning on a cycle it doesn't get wasted unless it is polluted.  Thousands of jobs will be created and the water stricken or crisis country can be helped big time! 
Mariah, Canada and Proud
January 6, 2005
Canada shouldn't export it's water to the US because other countries need water more then them like Africa, and them threatening war against us is dumb because the UK would step in and help us out and they almost always win the wars.
Brenda Pyle 
Iowa, USA
January 2, 2005
When Mother Nature gets tampered with it always results in tragedy and despair. We as human beings need to respect the earth and learn to live around nature instead of plowing through it to fit our personal needs. Water is a natural resource that we need to conserve if we want to continue to enjoy it's healthful benefits. I leave my car out in the rain when it gets dirty. I think it's only been to a car wash a hand full of times in the five years I've owned it. I've taught my children to shut the water off when it's not in use eg. brushing, lathering in the shower, etc. I understand your concern for your environment and the impact rerouting riverways will have on it. I'm not a selfish, ignorant American and neither are most of the people I know. Yes I have voted Republican in several elections but remain independent so after reading through a few of these opinions I don't appreciate the name calling. As for fighting our wars--???? Appreciate our forces that keep our borders safe. Good luck and Gods help in working through this decision facing your country. Remember though, we're just borrowing the land on which we live. Upon death the earth will be inherited by our children. What legacy will we be leaving?
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