Monday, April 14, 2008

Liberals move to prevent export of water!

Federal Liberals aggressively move to prevent export of water.

On September 12, 2007, Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion called upon the government to work with the provinces and territories to close any possible loopholes in our water protection framework, and to pass backstop legislation banning bulk water exports. A Task Force on the protection of Canadian water resources should be established and would work to ensure that federal, provincial and territorial governments treat bulk water diversions in a consistent manner.

In addition, the Liberal Party has called on the Conservative government to immediately inform the governments of the United States and Mexico that bulk water removals from Canada’s major drainage basins will not be permitted and that the topic of water export will be excluded from all future Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) or related discussions.

As it has in the past, the Liberal Party will continue to protect Canada’s water resources through a comprehensive water strategy that works in partnership with our provinces, municipalities and First Nations communities.

Thank you for sharing your concerns about our country’s water resources; they are concerns that we share as well.


Scott Blurton
Electronic Communications Officer
Liberal Party of Canada.
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