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The Conservatives have a plan in place, fully engineered which is capable of moving 2/3rds of the flow the Peace River to the US Border. Harper change ... View >
From: cyberclark - Posted: 18-May-11 - 02:08
The Conservatives have a plan in place, fully engineered which is capable of moving 2/3rds of the flow the Peace River to the US Border. Harper change the bulk export laws on water in the middle of his last term throwing all the responsibility over to the Provinces.
As soon as Harper opens the NAFTA agreement and includes bulk water into it, water becomes a commodity across Canada and, we will pay dearly. We cannot charge the Americans more than we pay under the NAFTA agreement.
Further, Alberta resource royalty is now down to 5% on Conventional crude and below 10% on the tar sands except for new projects and rebuilds which are at 1% until the cost is fully recovered by the resource company.
Not satisfied with this, they are setting in motions to tax Albertans and reduce the royalty rate to zero. As Stelmach said, we are Conservatives, not like these other guys.
The way the ducks are lined up they will use new coin from bulk water sales to totally eliminate royalty.
The Conservatives have privatized all the water! Even our water aquifers are up for grabs and much has been allotted.
If Albertan's don't smarten up and get away from their Conservative/Wild Rose party votes they will be left in the quagmire of their own stupidity.
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