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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?


Elliot
Ontario
December 14, 2006
Really? Do you guys have no stats or anythig to prove what you say...i find it pointless that you argue on just opioion..maybe canada needs to sell for ecomic reasons...to stop a war over water before it even starts...if we make it aviable then there will be no need for a war
WaterDude69
Manitouwadge
December 13, 2006
Lets sell all the water, get really rich, build up the army, bomb the crap out of the USA and then take it all back. Problem Solved
Jack Winder 
California
November 30, 2006
of course we shouldn't...its not like will make a profit off of it. it will just come back and bite us in the @#$!!!!!!!!
Sophia 
Coquitlam, Canada
November 30, 2006
I disagree, we should NOT i repeat NOT sell water to the Americans.. There is global warming..and ive got info on it read,,Water is the fundamental resource required for life. Canada has been blessed with more than twenty percent of the world's rapidly decreasing freshwater. Canadians need to remember this when it comes to the issue of selling this sacred element. Canada needs to prevent water from becoming the world's next oil. It is in my strong belief that Canada should firmly ban the sales of its precious water to the United States of America. With a swiftly rising population, not to mention global warming, Canada is going to need all the water it can get in the next few decades. As well, many ecosystems rely on Canadian water sources to support life forms. Finally, if Canada sells its water to the USA, they will be giving them an excuse to not solve their own increasing water problems and shortages. If the sale of water is permitted, Canada will be depleting the water sources they will need to sustain themselves in less then a century's time. The Great Lakes (majority residing within Canadian borders) contain almost twenty percent of the Earth's freshwater. The unfortunate fact is, only one percent of this lake water is renewed in a year from precipitation. These enormous lakes are the most obvious source of water the Americans will focus on in their attempts to engage Canadians to trade their water. However, the American population is expected to grow by an extreme fifty percent in the next few decades, increasing their need for water immensely. If Canada allows the USA to consume Canadian water with their stunningly high population growth and the Great Lake's tiny renewable water percentage, Canada will find that the lake's water levels will drop drastically, endangering its own growing population. Global warming, which threatens to increase American demand for water by making their lands dryer and more arid, also poses a threat to Canada's water requirements. Most rivers in parts of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia are fed primarily by glaciers. With global warming, these glaciers will soon melt, causing the rivers they fed to disappear completely. This will leave that entire region, which is most of what makes up western Canada, in desperate need of water from other Canadian supplies. As you can see, Canada does not and will not have the water to spare. By selling water to the United States now, Canada is ensuring themselves a future of hardship. Cybele fumes, "People seem to be in serious denial about the reality that is global warming. Scientists everywhere now have confirmed that this phenomenon is for real." global warming? Canada needs to conserve its water rather then sell it because of the many ecosystems that rely on Canadian lakes and rivers. Renowned for being a county with abundant wildlife and plentiful plant species, Canada would devastate its environment by selling its water. Canada is home to many endangered species such as the whooping crane, spotted turtle, chinook salmon, swiftfox and tiger salamander, all of which rely heavily on the major water sources available to them in that country. It would be a great loss to our Earth's heritage and well-being if these species became extinct due to the loss or changes in their natural habitat. One American proposal for transporting water from Canada to their own country is through NAWAPA which stands for North American Water and Power Alliance. NAWAPA has plans that could build a system that would consist of hundreds of canals and dams in order to transport water from one country to the other. Canadian author Marq DeVillers insists that this plan, should it be put into action, would result in more damage to the environment then all the other water diversions presently in America combined. An example of this can be found in the western United States where Americans are still trying to repair the environmental damage that has been done due to the extensive construction of dams, canals and reservoirs. Water is a vital substance in our lives and in the Earth's heritage. To sell such a thing would be a disgrace. To pay money for something that was freely given to us by our planet is simply wrong. If Americans have not respected and taken care of the water sources they initially had, then the second chance to decrease and pollute another country's water should not be given. By selling water, it becomes the next oil, the demand high and an unstoppable flow of it to marketplaces; the respect for it ever dwindling. If you cannot buy life, then you should not be able to buy water. They are too close in nature. As a final point, by selling Canadian water, Americans are being given the excuse to ignore the water shortage issues they have created through their own ignorance. Instead of always running to their Northern neighbors, the United States needs to turn around and face the consequences of their actions. Sandra Postel of the World Water Project in Massachusetts points out that the cost of importing and transporting Canadian water to the States would be ridiculously high. Ms. Postel notes that because of these costs, any products grown in the U.S.A with the aid of Canadian water would be highly expensive, and the money might simply be better directed off to a more sensible alternative. The International Joint Commission notes that desalination would be a far more effective and much less costly method of obtaining drinkable water in the United States. Desalination plants would also be a better long term method. The world has a stunning mass of ocean water which would last far longer then present freshwater sources would. Desalination is more practical, cheaper and will ensure Americans with a bountiful supply of clean water. If the USA is willing to spend millions of dollars on importing Canadian water, then I can't possibly see why they wouldn't want to invest in a more realistic method. As the United States of America finds their water supplies diminishing in both amount and quality, Canada continues its regime as a world leader in water treatment and management. Canadian water treatment companies and facilities surpass existing water regulations, rules and standards regarding their quality and technology. While Canada cares for its water, Americans are merely ignoring their self-induced, low and contaminated water issues. The United States instead have turned to Canada, expecting them to provide the solution to their problems. The enormous sums of money the United States has to offer would be better off going towards resolving their own dilemma through the building of desalination plants as well as better water treatment technology. Canada's water abundance is vital to its citizens and should most definitely not be sold to the United States. Canada's dependency on its water sources is growing and will only continue increasing as global warming takes effect and the Canadian population expands. The environmentally rich Canadian ecosystems depend greatly on the country's water sources for survival. Lastly, if this water trade issue is approved, the United States of America will rapidly consume Canada's water sources while neglecting its own problems. Therefore, for the betterment of both countries and the promise of water in our world's future, Canada needs to conserve its water and stand strongly against the sales of its most important resource. Environment!
Taylor
Ontario
November 27, 2006
No, Canada should not seel there water to the USA because we will need this water for more things then they would, and also they need to conserve there waer alot more so that wasy they will have for water for emergency's instead of asking Canada for there water!!!!!
Kenny Thomas
Edmonton, AB
October 25, 2006
dud bush should stop bommin places and save money and then maybe he could buy water
Brittany Loomis
Ontario
October 12, 2006
when we sell water the replenishing cycle of rain and evaporation will stop as ALL the water is not being returned to our environment through toilet water, bath/shower as the cycle is happening in other countries where the water was sold
Karen G.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 3, 2006
I see what you mean about giving water to third world countries that really are in need, but if you give to one you have to give to all! Does NAFTA and Chapter 11 ring a bell? If we begin exporting our water, there will be no end to it, no matter how parched Canadians may become in the future.
Anonymous
September 6, 2006
I think we should export some of our water, not all of it, but some of it, this way it makes Canada look better in the long run, and it will say a lot if we help out the strongest country in the world, as you guys have said. thanks for reading.
Marie Hall
Edmonton, AB
August 30, 2006
The USA is like a parasite. It is also a bully nation. The USA uses its corporate power to move into other nations, set up business, and then suck the nation dry of whatever resources it can for itself. Never mind free trade, that largely was set up to benefit the USA so they could accomplish their parasite activities. They don't pay their bills for the resources they "purchase" (bear in mind the energy resource bills they owe Canada and aren't paying). The USA will look after the USA, and this is their only concern. They are not really concerned about the welfare of other countries, their bottom line is and always will be for themselves. No matter how short Alberta is for natural gas resources in the future, we are supposed to keep shipping the gas we produce to the USA. This is an example of the kind of deals the USA makes. If we run short of water and have a legal deal with the USA to supply them, they will demand we continue shipping them "their" water even if we are dying up here of thirst. They look after THEMSELVES. Considering the effects of global warming, pollution, environmental damage, the fall of the water table nation wide and water shortages already becoming evident in various Canadian provinces, the threat of destabilization for fresh water availability is becoming very real and scary. It would be prudent for officials to begin developing more plants for detoxifying the water supplies they have for use within their own nation. The USA is becoming the bully nation to contend with, and its all about resources (oil in Middle East, current dispute over Arctic water territories). Watch as the ice up there begins to be exploited for fresh water shortages. The battle for the survival of the earth is beginning, in my opinion, and making money off your resources may make you rich today, but the money is useless tomorrow when there is nothing left for buyers to "consume". !
A Seely
Alberta
August 7, 2006
we need to protect our water resources. The USA can manage fine by themselves for the time, and they should think about conserving their water a little more. Only countries in need of water like Africa, who value water, should we sell to. 
Jordan
Grande Prarie, Alberta
July 17, 2006
Yah i know that not sharing our resources, and not helping our neighbor sounds greedy, but look at it in this perspective. Maybe Bush should stop spending $Billions$ bombing Iraq, and put some of his own effort to build desinalation plants, or something other than running to us for his problem...jeezz
Jordan
Grande Prarie, Alberta
July 17, 2006
Maybe to countries in Central Africa, and countries in desperate need, not the United States...maybe Bush should make some desinalation plants instead of spendin $Biliions$ on bombs to bomb Iraq...jeeez
Anonymous
June 19, 2006
if we dont sell the water it will be taken from usby force, so i dont think we really have a choice in the matter cuz theryre gonna vbomb the hell out of us lol
AMBER LINTON
Cobourg, Canada
June 15, 2006
NO WAY MMAN CANADA ROCKS!!!!!!! h20 MAN!!!!! GO MAKE A FACTORY OF WATER OR something USA!! GOSH buy some Gatorade or something. Keep our water so we can go swimming and stuff you know i like drinking water and without water i would smell bad from not having showers and stuff
Mike
Ontario
June 14, 2006
OF COURSE WE SHOULD NOT SELL OUR WATER BECAUSE IT WILL COMPROMISE OUR LANDSCAPE WHICH IS SOME OF WHAT CANADA IS KNOWN FOR.
Anonymous
June 14, 2006
NO WE SHOULDNT SELL OUR WATER THT WOULD BE SSO SO SO DUMB
TAYLOR
ALBERTA
June 12, 2006
WE would have no water left. Duh. ok but what are the Goods and the Bads of this?
Anonymous
June 12, 2006
its going to happen no matter what you say canada and the us have superior trading deals, and human need and the economy have always outweighed the environmental effects so chances are, canada will sell its water to the usa
OBI
Toronto
June 12, 2006
Heyy Canada shouldnt sell their fresh water to other countries.. cuz its ours.. not theres haha!!
Alora
Vancouver Island, BC
June 12, 2006
instead of us giving them water, we could help them find a way to get water for themselves...We've found a way to take the salts and minerals and crap out of sea water, so maybe we can help them do the same...But no i dont agree to bulk water export at all.
Devin Holliday
Vancouver Island, Comox
June 12, 2006
Honestly I believe we should export water like any other resource. I realize some of you are against it because of the Americans, I don't want them getting our water either but we need to get water to places such as in western central Asia and in south america where the water is actually needed. I am doing a debate for both sides all by myself on this topic, so far all I've seen commented here is a bunch of elementry kids who hate americans. I get it, I hate them too but SHUT UP ABOUT IT!! GOD!! Why don't you concentrate on the fact water will be our number one commodity on the planet, that water will most likely take the place of gasoline. The world will need water, and we have it, if we don't export it the chances are the world will take it from us by force.
Sara
Kingston, Ontario
June 7, 2006
Well, My opinion is Yes, but there is an exception, to the poor countries. There is not enought water for them to survive so i would give some to them... How ever the americans should just deal with there problems because they only really need it for energy when there is other ways to produce this energy then to use water for survival
some1 in grade 9 Geo doing a debate on this!!
middle of nowhere!!!
June 1, 2006
Yes we should sell (CANADA ROCKS!) AND YES I THINK WE SHOULD, whats wrong wiht sharing? and we would get a profit out of it! which would make us beta! and if we give it to other countries, they mite be more likly to get other stuff from us too becuz we're already giving them water. We have more then enough, and even if we do sell it, we still have enough! be nice and share!! cuz then we'd get money!!!
Cookies Yo!>>Benny Nguyen
Surrrey/Vancouver B/C
June 1, 2006
Nope Bcuz They Scamed u s Alot Of Times And Im Doing A Debate On This Too Hahahaha... I Ai'nt Selling Our Presious Water When They Can Get There Own! Why Won't They Build A Water Factory Or Something And Get Water TheSelves! 
chelsea
canada!!!
June 1, 2006
yes, we think we should because, maybe American people are dehighdrating, so canada should be nice and give water to them
Anonymous
June 1, 2006
no no no no no no no non on ono no no nonoonooon o no n on on on on on ono no no on on o non on on on o on on on o n no n oo o non n nnoononononnoonon
James
A-Town
June 1, 2006
Okay guys, my head hurts from reading all your terrible caps lock posts, with bad grammar. Anyways. It would be amazing for Canada's growing economy first of all. Hundreds of jobs would be created. Canada would get a lot of money, with some of it going to the government because they are exporting it. However, in the Great Lakes, only 1% of the content is renewed every year, so basically whatever we take out stays out. In other places such as in the Maritimes, water is replaced fairly quickly, and efficiently so exporting from there would be good.
Jesse
Surrey,B.C.
June 1, 2006
We shouldn't sell water to the U.S. because it will take too mush time and rescorces.If we tranport it by truck the drivers will crash more often and would make the roads more dangrous to drive because they wouldn't get enough sleep.
Xyrho XlayerX
Surrey
May 29, 2006
We Shouldn't Sell Water To The U.S.A Because They Might Not Pay Us Back And They Didn't Pay Us Last Time Selling Electricity To California! Surrey.CH...Benny Nguyen
Nisha
May 29, 2006
this site has helped me lots!!!SELL WATER THE US HHAS HELPED US WITH SOO MUCH
Anonymous
May 29, 2006
NO FREAKING WAY!!!
Someone Who Thinks Mr. Harper Is An Idiot
Ottawa, Ontario
May 29, 2006
No!! We should NOT export our water, why should we when America wastes it, and they wouldn't pay us for it anyways, why would they?, they already got our lumber for free, so Canada should not even think twice about it. and if they have to, heres a few words to think of, NO WAY!!!
Pita McGee
California
May 29, 2006
should canada sell its fresh water to other countries? i believe that they should trade with other countries for the stuff we DONT have......eh?
Anonymous
May 29, 2006
i also am doing a report on this particular issue and even though that t is true that Canada owns the largest reserve of freshwater in the world, i do not beleive it should be SOLD to the UNITED STATES, for not only do they waste the most money, but they pollute more than any country on the planet. I do beleive that later in the future water should be supplied or sold at a lowered price to countries in desperate need, for it is beleived that countries could suffer dearly for their lack of water. Canada shoyuld remain an environmentalist country (or at least one that looks it compared to others) and should take action to benefit the world, not to benefit themselves
someone who knows the right answer
May 29, 2006
i think "no" Canada shouldn't sell their water because now theres going to be global warming, and then think about when global warming comes, what are we going to do for water?? and all of our wildlife and ourselves revolve around water!
Anonymous
Mississauga
May 28, 2006
we should not export our water to the united states. if we do, NAFTA (north american free trade agreement) would never let us stop exporting untill we ran out of water. i dont want to run out of water and have to pay higher taxes in order to get it back. no thank you U.S.
Anonymous
May 28, 2006
they should sell the water
Anonymous
May 28, 2006
i say ban NAFTA! it shouldn't apply to raw resources; ESPECIALLY if they are in short supply... the US is using NAFTA as a way to cheat us out of the only things our country really have going for it: aka natural resources. Now... tell me... how can the world's most powerful country (face it people they've got it made down there) tell us that they need more water? if they really want a solution they'd come up with conservation laws and try to save as much water as they could. Instead they come to us and whine about how they're so needy. Really, until they have thousands of people dying of thirst or disease caused by water contamination like they do in say... cambodia... they don't need to take our water... and who's to say that if we give them water that they won't just waste it like they did their own? hmmmmmmm? basically we need more protection laws on the water we have and the states needs to grow a pair and start conserving the! ir own resources... the end
Suzy Sheral
Toronto Ontario
May 23, 2006
o god...im doing an essay on water and its so boring i dont know if we should or not nor do i care lol like isnt most of the earth made up of water anywaiz??? why cant all the primeminsters just agree on dividing the water equally DUHHHH
Someone who cares Proud to be Canadian!!
Surrey BC
May 23, 2006
NEVER IN A MILLION TRILLION YEARS LIKE NEVER EVER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i may be only 12 but i have some common sense i mean i am not going to let America steal all of Canada's water!!! and besides what are we going to get in return t-shirts and caps of Bush saying A VOTE FOR ME MEANS FREE NUCLEAR WASTE NO THANK YOU!!!!!!!
katie
sauga
May 23, 2006
ok i am doing a report on exporting water to other countries well personally i think that we SHOULD! Canada has the most FRESH water in the world whats wrong with sharing it!!! who cares if the Americans get some were the ones getting the money for it! and not all Americans are greets! i have a friend who is very nice and soo is her family and their not greedy . And ya about 1 of the other comments think about it all the people that are saying NO what happens when u move there! then u would change ur mind about the whole situation.. also its not like were giving every single drop of fresh water away we don't have to be so greedy all the time! think about it u guys are saying that the Americans are gretty look at u! ur the ones being greaty not wanting to give away then water! have u seen thoes shows the world vision ones look at the way they live!! and they dont even have water and the water that they have is dirty!! eww would u! want to drink that!! i wouldnt!! soo now to conclude myself i think that we should export our water and we should not be soo gretty!!! holly crap!!! water is in every thing and they wouldnt be able to make lemonaide!! mmmmmmmm what are they going to make money off in the summertime! lmao!! woo go frenchies out there!!
Jennifer 
Mississauga, ON
May 23, 2006
no! ..Canada should NOT export its water because if we were to export it, it would most likely be exported to the U.S. and the U.S. would just WASTE all the water. THEY ARE THE WORLDS LARGEST WATER WASTING COUNTRIES!!! So Canada should conserve their water (at least for just a little longer) to think it really through. Once Canada does agree to trade, then we'll be stuck in that stupid no good agreement like a trap! 
Bob
Pakistan
May 23, 2006
selling water helps Canada's economy grow stronger, US should use what they have.
Melissa
Waterloo, ON
May 24, 2006
Canada has been blessed with so much clean water an opposed to Africa which has little and contaminated water. And who are we to say we own water? Did we make it, no! The US may need that water and the kindest thing to do would be to share it. However, so much water is wasted in North America, both American and Canadians. We use water for such stupid things, watering down driveways and watering grass every couple days (hello, it does rain!) Once we stop wasting the water which is in fact limited, we can export it to places that need it (not the US who technically own more of the Great Lakes than Canada!)
May 26, 2006 NO because Canada sold electricity to California but we only got a quarter of it back so why should we trust them????
Joval Pablo
Surrey, BC
May 26, 2006
I think we shouldn't sell our water to the U.S. because we sold them lecticity and they only gave us one million dollars, but if we do not they might not sell us the things they have and we go into world war 3.

May 20, 2006 if you stop the oil supply, the motor stops. if you stop the water supply, life stops. privatize it, and you'll put the life of many people in danger. fresh water is not something that people should be begging for, it's a human right. I am not saying that we should export our water to the US, because they have more then enough, but the people who really needs it. and reduce the amount of water we use. water =life. it's a simple equation.
Billy Freadenhimer
May 19, 2006
share the water with other countries
May 18, 2006 We think Canada would be really dumb to sell our water!!!!!!!!! 
Magann
May 18, 2006
YES ITS MY COUNTRY
Momo
Markham
May 18, 2006
Of course not... what are u thinking????? Canada should keep it's fresh water for many reasons one of them being to stabilize the ecosystems and to stop global warming.... and besides if we give our water to U.S.A. they would just sell it for their own selfish way... they would be basically using us. However, we should be thinking about all the countries out there who really need water like in Africa. So, in the end the answer varies .... it's how you think about it.
Name:

Mackenzie, British Columbia
May 18, 2006
No way! USA have been asking 4 water since 2002 so thats about 5 years from now and no no no no and again 

Peter Chalmers
Ontario
May 12, 2006
Yes I think Canada should export water to most of the countries in the world. Not to Iraq or to the US because Iraq is raising are gas prices and the US will waste it and wont give it back. All the other countries should because they will use it wisely.
Chelsea
Calgary, AB
May 12, 2006
no i do mot think that we should export water because we already have such a small amount of it, we have already depleted enough of the animals habitats, and by exporting water animals will not be allowed near the water and sooner or later they will all die off. This is not fair...humans are not the only thing living on this planet and i think that we are so selfish just because we can do more than animals doesn't mean that they don't have a right to live. Water should stay in Canada because its not just the peoples' water its every living organism in this countries'.
Cristina
New Market
May 10, 2006
Yes i think that Canada should export water imagine life without water well thats how people in Africa are. just imagine a day without water in Africa. you get up and have nothing to eat or drink even though your thirsty and hungry u spend a whole day working at the end of the day you might get a sip of the dirty lake or a little portion of food. u go to sleep on a cod ground thinking maybe tomorrow will be a better day...now ladies and gentleman is this how you want to live i don't think so so give water to those in need b/c Canada has enough don't be selfish!
May 9, 2006 hey i think we should export our water but only to countries that need it not the u.s they can get their own water but there's countries that don't have any clean water and many people die from it so i think we should give the water to those who really need it!
Reid
Winterpeg
May 8, 2006
no we shouldn't because water is one of the few things that doesn't pay attention to borders and if they don't have water they probably did something to deserve it
Julia 
Toronto
May 8, 2006
i don't think we should export water to the states at all. other places yes, but the states will only waste it. just because they're pretty rich, doesn't mean they get everything they ask for. i mean, its OUR water...
M. Bernadette
Toronto
May 1, 2006
No, we must maintain control over our water!
Presley
British Columbia
April 24, 2006
hey I'm doing a report on selling our water. well i think we shouldn't here are some reasons. 1.America one of the richest countries in the world. so i think they can make a water filter system instead of bugging Canada for water. 2.USA doesn't treat Canada with enough respect but wait LOOK WHO'S GIVING YOU WATER! 3.all USA does is demand for more water when they just waste their water like seriously we should be giving our water to people that need it. not to greedy Americans.
Jesse,
PEI
April 24, 2006
no thanks!!!!
Anonymous
PEI, 
April 24, 2006
Yes they should, because they need it more then us.
Anonymous
NVM
April 24, 2006
NO THANKS I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP OUR WATER FOR US BECAUSE WE ALREADY ONLY HAVE A LITTLE NON SALT WATER . !!!! 
Emily
Alberta
April 21, 2006
I think we should not export water to the united states because our water is a very valuable resource and they would probably just waste it like they did with the water they had before. Canada Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
April 21, 2006
What would we get in return? Nuclear waste and autographed pictures of Bush? NO THANK YOU!!
Tony
PEI
April 21, 2005
hey everybody i think it shouldn't be allowed because it is our water why would we want to give it away maybe it is a good idea too though alot of people may need it. and i think there is a right for no water to be sent around so i have to be it proclaimed it is not going to be sent to all of the other countries they can find away to like the taste of salt water or learn how to purify it that is what i think but i am not saying it is a wrong thing to do but if Canada does send it off i hope they have a very good reason for it thank you
Allison
PEI
April 21, 2006
I think we should export our water to the countries that really need our fresh water because countries like Africa there water is so contaminated i think it would be best and another thing Africa is a really large continent. but should we export the water to the us i really don't know because there whole country is not poop all of there water is not contaminated. maybe if they got in jeopardy we would export some water. but the place i think we should give water to is Africa. but if they did choose to export water to the united states of America, Hey! our water our prices we would get some profit out of it!
CJ
PEI
April 21, 2005
NO I DONT THINK WE SHOULD SELL OUR WATER BECAUSE IF WE DO NOT ONLY WELL WE BE LOSING WATER WE WELL EVENTUALLY NEED IT BACK AND THERE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY LEFT BECAUSE ITS ALL POLLUTED AND WE ALL WELL DIE!!!!!!!!
Brendon Flynn
Perth, ON
April 17, 2006
Should we or should we not export our water. Well its all on how you look at it isn't it. To give water to a super power such as America that's well a waste of water. They have the resources to filter there own water, there is no point giving them water when they have so much of there own if they did something about it. But on the other hand there are 3rd world countries that are in needed having water to survive and have not the money to change this. Those are the people the water should go to if we export anything. The people in need come first, and the rich come second. We are all human and to help our selves we must first help the people around us. 
Anonymous
April 10, 2006
No we shouldn't cuz of the many factors. Water is like life blood to the planet each country has it's share. imagine the organ systemes as the countries of the world. If one country was to get more water than the rest it would soon over flow and if to little is added then it would shrivel and die. 
Anonymous
Canada,
April 9, 2006
If you want to back up U.S.A. and say that they do their part and deserve our water, then thats stupid. Sure some of the people are nice and like Canadians but the government is embarassing. There is no way id support the U.S.A. getting our water, when they are the world's leader in wasting water, and pollutions. Their president dosn't even show up to the enviornmental summits ( at least Bush didn't) and is the main contributer to pollutions. So I think selling water is an "ok" Idea, you need to find out how much we have, and only give it to people who need it for their lively hood, not for washing their Bentley's....
Anonymous
April 7, 2006
No I dont think we should sell our water because the americans will just rip us off as they did with the softwood lumber. I say Good Day
Roksan
Toronto ,On
April 4, 2006
Ok I may be only 14 years old but I have common sense, like come on what's this water exporting thing all about? We are not the ones responsible for other countries wasting polluting or not taking good care of their water. And have they ever thought that this might back fire on us, Canadians? Well first of all if we keep on taking water out we're not getting any Back in . hmmmm that brings up my next point if we're taking out well umm WE'RE NOT GETTING ANYTHING BACK IN!!. this may cause the drying of OUR water sources!! And our fishing areas and what about climate the changes in winter, the global warming the flooding!!! Some areas might not be ready to receive this water and it might result in flooding and over rated precipitation . so I say NO NO NO and I know I can't do anything im just a teenager but still im going to be the one who's gonna have to stick around for the next 50 years or so not them and this is what ill have to deal with . will I have to ware gas mask to go outside or radiation preventng suits because of the ozone layer being destroyed? These are thing to think about . all I want is the "big" people to take this into account because who knows this might be how the world will be in the future . So think about it take a second, not a guess. 
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