Thursday, December 15, 2005

When Lougheed Speaks, We Should Listen

It's rare for former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed to speak on matters public policy these days - so when he does, I take notice.

Back in early November, The Globe and Mail published a rather lengthy column on water resources {Note: It's a pay to download - but the article's good enough to warrant it} that cautioned Canada to be very wary of the intentions of the US Government when dealing with matters such as water exports. Lougheed has reinforced this concern in a speech this week.

Lougheed's concern is around the notion of large scale resource transfers between Canada (which sits on some 20% or so of the world's fresh water reserves) and the United States. Given the current US Administration's attitude of entitlement, I can understand exactly what his fears are.

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