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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?


Bobby
December 16, 2008
WE NEED OUR WATER, USA CAN GET THERE OWN WATER.
Aly
December 16, 2008
noooooooooo!!!!
water is ours....

Ronald Mysk
Just north of Edmonton, AB
December 11, 2008
Canada should save our water for ourselves. We could also give water to Refugee camps and IDP camps in emergencies.
Justin
AB
December 10, 2008
The USA should use desalination plants to get fresh water from salt water.
Fill
Toronto, ON
November 23, 2008
1.3 trillion gallons of water pour into the Hudson Bay every 17 hours (got that from a Maclean's article). Canadians use a million liters per capita, twice as much as in France and four times more then the Swedes. We are water hogs and we need to face the fact that water is going to be in higher and higher demand. Every 8 seconds a child under the age of five dies from drinking untreated water while we are here filling up our pools with this resource. I don't understand where the problem lies if we tap into our renewable water sources and sell it off we will be making money and providing water to those who need it. 
Anonymous
November 22, 2008
Canada should keep their water and try to replenish it 

Meaghan Riley
Toronto, ON
November 20, 2008
Only 2.9 percent of the water on Earth is fresh water and only 0.6 is drinkable. If we export our water to other countries we will be expected to at least equal that amount in the future, whether we desperately need it here or not, and that is because of trade agreements. Also, it is VERY expensive to export water in bulk shipments so it is likely that there would be a tax put on in order to pay that. Those who think we should not export our water to the US I agree with, but something to think about for those who think we should give it to poorer countries--if it costs a lot of money to export our water then it would cost a lot of money to buy this water. The people in places such as Africa who really need it wouldn't be able to afford it anyways, which would create an even larger gap between rich and poor. And, if we just gave it to them, since it would be expensive to export our water, then we wouldn't be making money for ourselves. Our government would never allow! that (because people don't accept uneven trade often), not just because it would add to our national debt either.
Rita
November 20, 2008
I think that it's OK for Canada to export water, not a lot but some. Sure it's not right if Canada exports 1 million buckets per day but maybe a few would be all right since some places in the world don't even have any source of drinkable water. People have to boil their water for hours just to get 1 glass of drinkable water.
D. Jack
Turtleford, Sask. Canada
November 14, 2008
No, we need our water too. USA could find their own water!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tim
Sarnia
October 26, 2008
I wish some people would do a little research behind water. Like the hydrologic cycle. Yeah, Canada has a lot of fresh water. It naturally occurs. That doesn't mean start taking millions of liters of water out daily to make a few bucks. You start changing the cycle. In most cases takes time, years. You sustain what you have now so the cycle carries on. Lake levels are going down, rivers, streams are drying up. Ground water disappearing. These are signs I have seen just in 10 years. Now people in Canada want to start exporting bulk loads. I say NO WAY. There has to be a future here. Water here in Canada is not just for people here, but all life in Canada, plants, animals. Its part of the ecological cycle here as well. I'm telling you, you start messing with large quantities of water over a few short years.... you think we have problems now. Think again. Don't mess with the nature of things. Leave Canada's water alone. It's not for sale.
Sarvenaz
Canada
October 24, 3008
I don't think its a good idea. I'm actually writing a paper on this topic now. 
We don't really know what's going to happen in future we better keep the resources we have and try to make good use of it in our own country. 

Anonymous
Ontario Shore, USA
October 20, 2008
We live in the USA in a VERY SMALL cottage on the shoreline of Lake Ontario. You are talking about the water my family uses for drinking, cooking and bathing. Please remember that the Great Lakes also borders our nation. With Canada being so close, we visit very often. We love Canada and Canadians. Please do not put ALL Americans down based on what the media tells you. The words "WASTE and RICH" do not apply to us. By the way, we DO NOT water our VERY SMALL lawn every day. We rely on the rain. 
Rick Sawatsky
Edmonton, AB
October 15, 2008
I think that the USA should spend its money on new technologies for retreatment, desalination etc and make their own water. As for providing poorer countries with water, that would be nice, but how would we get it there? We are not talking about drinking water quantities here, we are talking about agricultural quantities. You can't put that much water on ships and move it across the ocean. There is no pipeline to Africa and never will be, so as nice as it might be it is not possible. Exporting desalination and treatment technology from the US to Africa is far more likely and feasible. 
If the US was out of water to drink I would support providing some, but when they use billions of gallons to maintain golf courses in Las Vegas (a bloody desert) I think they need to rethink their priorities first. That could supply a lot of people with drinking water or irrigate in a less arid climate.

Anonymous
Winnipeg, MB
October 9, 2008
Canada should put our selves in Africa's position and look deep into their hearts and give.
Ashley
Winnipeg, MB
October 9, 2008
Let's send water to people. We have so much and we don't need all of it.  We don't need to give it to the US - they have water - but we should give it to Africa and places that need it we have so much that we can give. and we will still have lots for use. 
Kat B
Valleyview AB
October 8, 2008
I'm doing a project on this matter and I say no, because we don't know how much water is left in our aquifers. For that matter, we don't know how far it is polluted. We don't know, so why take the risk. We should keep our water for the future to come.
DM
Toronto, ON
October 8, 2008
I think the majority of people here have no idea what they are talking about. The idea that Canada would have it's water taken by force is absurd in this day and age. However this isn't to say that we might be politically pressured to provide water to counties in need, although I hope that the leaders of tomorrow will have the empathy to do so without the request being made. 
P.S Thank You!!! Phil Neathway for a mature and realistic response.

Kazula Allan
Lethbridge, AB
September 25, 2008
One of the comments above says: It's god's gift to us, why share? (long story short)
Does our Lord not tell us to put others before ourselves? 
I am not completely for or against selling our water. I know from personal experience that I waste a LOT of water needlessly. Many others do the same. What gives us the right to squander that which we have so little of when it is most essential?! No, we should be putting our water resources to the best use possible. for me, that means helping our farms and citizens, yes. but I will NOT stand by whilst other countries suffer! I say that even if we need a certain amount, we still should feel obligate, as keepers of the peace, as citizens of Canada and as humans with hearts to aid others. Who cares if it is Americans or not?

Anonymous
BC
July 31, 2008
the usa needs to learn how to create their own water resources instead of trying to pull it from canada. canada needs to save its own water as the world already has its own water shortages. canada's farmers face drought and need the water, if given to usa there would be no canadian farmers. canada already uses it water to produce energy which gets sold to the usa. the usa needs to start doing things for themselves instead of always trying to buy their way out of everything. 
Sahil Chawla 
Abbotsford BC
July 16, 2008
Yes, we could make a lot of money for Canada, and then give it to countries in poverty.
Olivia
Alberta
July 8, 2008
In my opinion we should only sell water to countries that are in great need for it. We should also should 'share' it responsibly, what I mean is we should remember to also prepare for our future and the amount of water we'll need for it as well. I think that the world needs to work together and find ways to conserve water as a whole. 
Mycah
Hinton, Alberta
June 24, 2008
No, No , No! There is a reason why Canada has so much water. It was put there for a reason and we shouldn't be playing with water by exporting it all over the world. Also in Canada many places rely on the glaciers for water. With global warming we might have a shortage of water, this can happen easily. 
Johnnyb
Dryland
June 22, 2008
Americans use 90% of their water to grow food. They are the World's leading exporter of food. They grow that food with ground water which is going dry. Without that ground water, then America no longer produces crops which can be exported to the World market. Without that food supply, many people in the world will go hungry, while many other people in the world will have to pay much more for food making the poor poorer.
Why would Canada with 20% of the World's fresh water, and 7% of the population of North America be so greedy and self centered to allow millions of people to die of starvation?
Honestly, I believe that if Canadians do not agree to give water to Mexico and the United States, then Mexico and the US should simply take it because they need it more than Canada, and water in Mexico and the United States is a greater benefit to the entire world.
Denying water to the US and Mexico is a crime against humanity, and war is easily justified. Given the current state of the World food crisis, who would stick up for Canada? Who through their greed are causing people around the World to go hungry, remain in poverty and starve to death.
This is not about golf courses, or suburban lawns but about the World's food supply, and if Canada, a democratic government would allow millions to starve because they want to hoard the continent's water supply then they deserve war.

Tyler
Whingham
June 10, 2008
I'm doing a project on this and I don't think that we should sell water to U.S. or any other country unless they are dying or something.
Alanna Duskey
PEI
June 10, 2008
Sure why not?  We should give some but only to the ones who really need it, like Africa and the ones in poverty, not to the US.  We share the same body of water so what's the point?
Anonymous
June 10, 2008
No we should not give other countries water because if we give water to them other countries will want water and then we will run out. But I think that we should give some to countries that a in poverty.
Anonymous
Hunter River, PEI
June 10, 2008
Why not? We don't need to hog all the clean water in Canada. We could give some to people in Africa who really need it. But I don't think that we should give (or sell) any to the United States, because they have lots of money to buy water filtration systems and to buy it from countries that have even more water than us. Plus Africa NEEDS clean waster (other then the crappy, gross, dirty water that they have have to drink that can make tem really really sick)!! WE DONT NEED TO HOG ALL THE WATER!!!
Anonymous
June 10, 2008
No, I don't think we should export water. We should only if the country is in desperate need. We have our fresh water supplies and they have enough money to buy their fresh water. If a country like Africa who is in poverty, we should export some water because they really need it.
Morgan
PEI
June 10, 2008
Well I agree with both! Yes we should export water but only a bit to the countries that actually need it (e.g. Africa - they actually need the water; they don't waste the water by watering their lawn a day after it rains, just so it will look good!!!!!).  I say no because we should keep the water because the U.S. will just wasted it and will just want more and more and more! Then Canada will not have barely any fresh water lakes/river/oceans for the animals (that need fresh water to survive) and for drinking water.
Anniek Verhulst
PEI
June 10, 2008
I think Canada should sell water to other countries because some countries like Africa need it more then we do and it's also good for Canada because we get a little extra money from it too. But we shouldn't sell it to countries who just want more, when they already have enough.
Tabita van der Geer
Wheatley River, PEI 
June 10, 2008
No. I don't think that we should export water from Canada. We could give some to people who are in great need; like the people in Africa. I don't think we should give it to any countries that are wealthy enough to supply their own water. We will run out of water if we give it to too many countries, because we only have one percent of the world's fresh water. I also think that the wealthy countries will only waste the water that we would give to them, so why give it in the first place? Wealthy countries can afford to make their own water filters and purification systems. So what's the point of giving them water if we need it ourselves?
Anonymous
June 10, 2008
NO NEVER they can get their own water of the lakes in the U.S.  They have a lake that is good so why should we give are water to them when we can give water to a place that has no good water?
Heather MacLean
PEI
June 10, 2008
I'm on the borderline because like most people think, in Africa people live in so much poverty that they can't help clean their own water and with all the diseases that could be in the water, Africa would suffer a great deal. So we should give water to countries that suffer with poverty or help them by trying to clean it. Or I know that countries just want water for greed, wealth or bragging rights and that makes me sick to think about that but some people just rather be superior to other people.
Desiree
PEI
June 10, 2008
I am in between... I do think that we should give our water to countries who really need it. But we shouldn't because some countries are just greedy, and they waste the water and just through it away. Our water is for us, if you really need it.... we can think of something.. you could buy it...or trade something for the water. NO ONE CAN LIVE WITHOUT WATER....
Anonymous
Cornwall, PEI
June 10, 2008
No never.  I think that you shouldn't give the water to U.S.A. because it is our water not thiers and a lot more countries in poverty and starvation should get it.
Riley
PEI
June 10, 2008
NO WAY!!!!!!!! We should let the Americans have a taste of responsibility. If they want fresh water they're gonna have to save the water they have and use as little as possible. But we should give water to countries like Africa that are in poverty and affected with AIDS and other serious diseases. I think that as soon as they give us something we really need, then we should give them some water. But the second they waste a lot of water tell them to find water from somebody else.
Anonymous
PEI
June 10, 2008
Canada should export some water but only if they need it. If we give water we could save lives and we could make a profit on it. Canada could help the world by giving water that we don't need. If we don't countries might steal the water meaning we don't get a profit and we lose water.
Chad Sanderson
PEI
June 10, 2008
NO because U.S. has more money then we do and if we run low then we would have water but if we gave some away then we would be low anyway.
Tyler Hammond
PEI
June 10, 2008
I think that Canada should keep their water and give some of it the poorer countries. USA can afford their own water purification plant so keep our water (but give some to the poorer countries). I'm positive that the government could afford the prices to ship the water to the poorer countries by using some of the tax money. But then again USA does pay Canada but they could put their money towards a water purification plant.
Sean Moreside
USA
June 10, 2008
Yes because we have a lot of water and other poor countries don't have as much water.  
Anonymous
PEI
June 10, 2008
I think we should export water to the the poor countries like Africa where people are dying of thirst. But America has plenty of rivers and lakes. Why should we give them water that they could get from their own water ways? We should only give them water if their dying of thirst. A good idea would be to share the Great Lakes water. Then everyone would be happy.
Spencer Hey
PEI
June 10, 2008
No I do not think we should export water because further down the road we may run out of water!!  i also think we should because if we give water mayby other countries may give us things we don't have such as oranges!!!
Shane Baglole
PEI
June 10, 2008
I think that we should keep our water but should maybe ship some to the countries that are poor like Africa and all of the countries that don't have as much. We should charge them but not as much as U.S.A.
SGM
PEI
June 10, 2008
NO because we will run out of water in a couple of decades 
Kev
PEI
June 10, 2008
I think we shouldn't export much of our fresh water. Export some to the poor countries or disaster-struck places like Burma. We shouldn't export any water to the U.S. because they are not in need of it as much as they say. We should assist poor countries before the United States!!  Another reason it is a very BAD idea, is that it would harm a lot of animals and other wildlife!
Alex
Canada
June 9, 2008
Lets keep our water! CANADA RULES!
Miranda E
Canada
June 9, 2008
Canada needs water!!! I really don't think we should give out water to other countries!
Bubbles
Canada
June 9, 2008
No I don't think we should because in a few decades we will run out of water.  Anyway, even if we export water, we shouldn't give it to rich countries like USA. We are not giving out water for them to make their resorts.
Anonymous
Vancouver, BC
June 8, 2008
Yes, I think that we should sell it to the United States of America because they need it! And then maybe someday when we need something really important, they may remember what we all did for them, and they may give us something in return!  And maybe we won't only give our water to the USA, and we can give it to some more needy countries that have run bare on water! Don't think of yourselves! Place others before you! 
Anonymous
Richibucto, NB
June 6, 2008
After reading the article "America Is Thirsty", I have formed the opinion, like many others, that Canada should not sell its water to the U.S., after all they have enough money to build their own water system, surely they can do that, they have all that money that they spend on OIL, which will not keep their population alive, instead spend it on WATER, which should keep their population alive for a long time.

Here is a comment from George Bush, current president of the U.S.A, "Water will be like oil someday."

Remember what happened with oil, they had to go in and take it from the Saudi Arabians, well what are they gonna do just march into Canada with their tanks and army, and just take it, like they did with the Saudis.

Trust me, we do not want a war with the Americans, but neither do we want to sell the water that is rightfully ours either.


Sidney
Canada
June 4, 2008
We should sell some water to the US; they don't have as much water as we have and if they need it they should have a chance to get some. It's not like they are asking for all of our water for free and Canada could figure out how much water we can sell before we're out of our safety blanket.
Raylene
Victoria, BC
June 4, 2008
No we shouldn't because the U.S. is a big water waster and they could just buy their own water purification system, and they would just waste all our water.
Anonymous
Canada
June 4, 2008
Keep the water because the U.S. might waste it.
Mark
Canada
June 4, 2008
No I don't think we should.  We should only if they are in desperate need.  We have our fresh water supplies (the Great Lakes) and they have enough money to buy their fresh water.  If a country like Africa who has poverty, we should export some because they actually need it.  The USA just say they need it but they really don't.  
Megan
Canada
June 3, 2008
We have given so much to America and other countries, and what exactly have we gotten back? Nothing.  Let us say we give a country in poverty water, other countries will notice this and think that it is unfair that they don't get their share of water, then they will start complaining and it would mean Canada would have to give water to every single country and there would be nothing left for us to survive!  Also if we started giving water to a country, we might as well die because that country will never be satisfied and will want all the water they can get.  Now mother always told me think of others before yourself, however, in this case, I choose to go against it.  As our lives would be at risk if we started sharing our water. :)
Courtney
Victoria, BC
June 3, 2008
We should never give our water to the USA; if we give it to anyone we should give some fresh water to Africa.  They need it more than USA and the US can just buy their own water purification system
Caitlin Kimball
Perth, ON
May 30, 2008
I think we shouldn't give away a lot of it but give some to the places that really need it because we shouldn't be totally greedy about it.  So we can share some.
Anonymous
May 21, 2008
Yes, Canada has water but it's probably not enough to support both Canadians and Americans.  Should we take the risk of selling it?  If the U.S. needs water so badly, then why can't the Americans build their own water system? 
Anonymous
Surrey
May 20, 2008
No, why should we give away our water?  USA has enough money to buy their own water system.  They should not ignore that in the long run they will have problems trying to figure out how to sustain their water.
Anonyme
13 mai 2008
Je pense que c'est une bonne idée de l'export l'eau du Canada.
Ekanki Chawla
Abbotsford BC
May 4, 2008
I think Canada shouldn't give its water to USA because it's our water, not USA's. USA should get its own water. It's not fair if we give them our water. Also Canada needs its water. Only 2% of the 3% of water is frozen in glaciers, which leaves us with 1 percent of water. In my opinion we really shouldn't give water to US. Its our water not USA's.
AJ
Red Deer, AB
April 24, 2008
we sell them the technology to purify their own water. we get cash and put it into opening new jobs and more low-cost housing to improve the economy - better than no taxes or health care for the poor. this will encourage people like the homeless to work their way up the social ladder, decreasing the Canadian poverty rate, and with the left-over money, split it into lowering the taxes and paying for money for people to go to school to be doctors, solving the doctor shortage in Canada.  you're all missing the big picture. you should be asking yourself, "how can we keep our water but help provide water for our southern neighbors?"
Anonymous
April 18, 2008
I think Canada should keep their water to themselves and not to sell it to other countries.  Canada is a huge country and an enormous population so I think they need their fresh water and they should use it wisely rather than giving it to the US.  The US is a rich country and have their own water.  If Canada desperately wants to sell its water, then sell it to countries who really need it . Diverting water southward would change regional weather patterns and it would have a major impact on wildlife.
Brayden Brychun
Saskatoon, SK
April 18, 2008
I think Canada should sell it's water to the USA.  Just think, if we were in their position, wouldn't you want the USA to help us out by giving us some water?  They don't have the proper technology right now to purify their water, so how would you feel if you had the chance to save hundreds of thousands of people at no cost to you and you said no?  You would have to live with the guilt.  Right now in Canada's position they are not in great danger of having not enough water.  We have, what?  Approximately 0.5% of the world population and Canada has 20% of the world's fresh water, so look at the ratio !!
Leesa
Canada
April 18, 2008
Sell the water.  We can use the money to lower our taxes or no taxes at all or use it for military supplies or health care for poor people.  
Peter
Coquitlam, B.C.
April 17, 2008
If we give/sell water to anyone but ourselves/Canada then I'm ready to go to war against this.  We have given everything else to the Americans and other countries so let's put a stop to giving/selling anything that belongs to the Canadian Public NOW!  We gave the Avro Arrow away and what did it get us?  Another back seat to the upshot Americans! Now they want our spy programs, which as a Canadian (MDA) Taxpayer, we paid millions of dollars into and Harper said NO-WAY.  Well he better keep the no-way attitude going.  We could go the nuclear arms route and if the US attacks us then we can send our nukes down the trough and do them to.  Then with all this nulcear waste in the water system it won't be good for anyone and we'll all be gone.  Because if we give or sell them a drop of water we might as well die anyway as they will never be happy with one drop as they will want all the drops of water they can get.
Faithe Adams
Ontario
April 12, 2008
I think we should not sell OR share our water because we are running out and if we run out and we haven't saved any water then we will suffer terribly. sometimes YOU have to come first.
Anonymous
April 8, 2008
Canada shouldn't because the water was fresh before the people came to Canada and now the population is getting bigger and the climate is changing so Canada doesn't have to share the water with any country.
Henry Skilla
Canada
April 5, 2008
Nahhhh....I jus did something for school bout exporting water to the US... and I honestly don't think we should... the Americans have more than enough money to buy their own technology to filter their OWN water...
but then again if we DO sell larger amounts of water... we WILL make a great profit in exchange...which COULD help us ALOT ...

Anonymous
Brampton, ON
April 2, 2008
yes, we should share because we have 20% of the world's fresh water and share it with the hot dessert country
Silk
Coldwater, ON
April 2, 2008
If we sell water to the US, they will sell it to some other country for more than they paid us it. They will be making money off our natural ressource.
S&Y
March 19, 2008
Yes, share the water. Obviously. Thank You. Have a nice day.
Pawandeep
Abbotsford, BC
March 1, 2008
Why should we sell our water to the US? All they are going to do is waste it, nothing else. And besides they have their own water-bodies so why don't they get it from there. I'm doing a debate on this topic and I am AGAINST Canada selling its water to the USA. Canada needs to conserve its water rather than sell it because of the many ecosystems that rely on Canadian lakes and rivers. 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.
Kitty Kat
February 28, 2008
we shouldn't because this water was given to Canada by god, so its god's gift, and we can't give gods gift to another country!!!!!! THAT'S JUST WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
February 27, 2008
i think Canada shouldn't give its water to America because Canada and America share their own water bodies and America should get its own water 
Anonymous
February 27, 2008
Thanks. My opinion: Canada shouldn't sell their water because we might need it for a emergency
Anonymous
February 27, 2008
thank you. and i think they shouldn't sell water to other countries
Albel Singh Deol
Abbotsford, BC
February 27, 2008
America has enough money to make it's own water cleaning technology. They have been focusing on technology since 1900, I think we shouldn't sell any water at all.
We shouldn't sell any water to rich countries but we can give some to the poor countries like the ones in Africa. Or, we can even give water to aid organizations which can help the needy.

Hailey
Vancouver, BC
February 26, 2008
yes because .... it could bring job opportunities and over ten years we could make US$600 billion dollars. they are part of our global community and we need to make North America strong together. They hold our economic system together they are our biggest import and export we need them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Simran Kaur Meelu
Abbotsford, BC
February 26, 2008
I think we shouldn't sell water to the USA because Canada first should give the water to the people in Canada that actually need the water. Also why send it to the USA when other countries that are poor need it. so I think if we send water to USA that won't do us any good.

If we want to send it then we should get enough money for it and we should pay less taxes. I think for both sides but I agree on no more.


C. Morgan
Inuvik
February 18, 2008
Wow, this myth just continues to grow and grow.

Before people light their hair on fire, may I suggest that they look to some very basic logistics?

Despite all the kooky conspiracy theories out there, there is no feasible way for any significant amount of fresh water to ever be transported to the southern states.  Every hair-brained canal, pipeline, iceburg yadda yadda yadda theory of water transfer can easily be proven completely unviable.

Desalinization while expensive is still far cheaper than any proposal to take Canadian water.

People should focus on real issues such as water pollution rather than letting themselves get sidetracked on this rather paranoid non-issue.


Daniel Pugliano
February 8, 2008
WE NEED WATER!!!! CANADA WILL BE SHORT OF WATER IN FEW DECADES!! 
Urooj Ashraf
Mississauga, ON
February 8, 2008
why not give water to the US? well, if we have 20% of earth's water and only 0.5% of the earth's population then why not help the people and countries in need?? also, they will not take water for free, they will pay the government and that way you may end up paying less taxes to the government! :-)
Anonymous
February 7, 2008
water should be exported, because other counties really need it
Wasay Zahedi 
Mississauga, ON
February 5, 2008
well i'm doing a project on whether canada should sell water to the U.S. i've read all your posts( yes all... every single one) and i've managed to type up 7 1/2 pages of info on this. thanks :D 
by the way my opinion : NOOOO KEEP THE WATER!!!  my opinion is that we should NOY! sell our water to the united states... it is a bad idea, since i've read al ( yes all of these posts) and i know that if canada sells water to the states, it is going to be really bad for canada. america will ask for more, NAFTA will decree we need to give it to them, we will wither and die... yay water

Anonymous
February 5, 2008
from what i read so far, water is basically life, well my teacher always say that if everyone used the same amount of water in canada we woud need more than one planet. THAT'S HOW MUCH WATER WE USE, i mean we are so spoillleeddd! but we won't have that much water because 1 percent of the water in earth is drinkable. forget the U.S., a lot of people can't even afford water. 
Anonymous
Ontario
February 4, 2008
we should export our water. sharing our water, we can get so much out of it. SHARE THE WATER!!! OTHER COUNTRIES CAN HAVE A CHANCE TO LIVE BUT ARE WE SELFISH AND GOING TO KEEP THE WATER TO OURSELVES???????!!!!!!!!!!
Roger Shields
Chetwynd B. C.
February 4, 2008
If the States want water they can take it from their side of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River as is their right.
Hamdan A
February 4, 2008
we should not sell our water!! we need it !! we are just to smart for the USA to sell water to them!!
Gumeet and Ricky
Vancouver, BC
February 1, 2008
Canada should sell their water because we could use the money for military supplies and healthcare for poor people!
Anonymous
BC
February 1, 2008
Water is important and we shouldn't sell it . Come on we neeeeeed it!
Ravi
Canada
January 25, 2008
well I think that Canada should sell the water to USA because the US are so tired of hearing no they will take the water by force but if Canada does sell it they will make money that they can use on military and health care
Mohamed A
Toronto, ON
January 25, 2008
The USA is giving a law suit to Canada because were refusing to export fresh water to them. By sending water were harming our environment and many animal habitats. Us Canadians shouldn't be forced to create a pipeline connected to a state, for example Las Vegas. Americans shouldn't have made huge buildings in the middle of a desert with very limited water then relying on Canada to send them water because we signed an agreement with them.
Phil Neathway
Miramichi, NB
January 24, 2008
By means of Chapter 11 of the NAFTA agreement, if and when we sell water to the U.S.A., under no circumstances can the flow of water be removed, even if every Canadian is dying of thirst, until the needs of the Americans is met. In GATT, or General Agreement on Trades and Tariffs, it says that free-flowing water is not a 'good.' Dam the water and it is no longer 'free flowing' and therefore is considered a 'good' which means it can be sold. One such planned project was called 'The Grand Canal Project' in which James Bay was to be dammed and later piped to as far south as the Mississippi Delta via the Great Lakes. On that note, I disagree we should sell our water. Sharing is one thing but to let some global national make money to the detriment of Canadian citizens is too much! I agree with one comment someone made; Give a man a fish and feed him for a day; Teach him how to fish and feed him for a lifetime. It's time people and countries start taking responsibility for their own actions.
Anonymous
January 23, 2008
nah, we won't give our water to anyone, we need it
Jason Bell
Comox, BC
January 22, 2008
There is only 2.5 percent of fresh water left and three-quarters of that is in ice caps, plus Canada isn't even leading in most fresh water. we have 20% of it out of that 2.5 and the Americans are the most vacant users of fresh water a day averaging at about 350 litres per day.
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