Thursday, 3 June 2010

Working in Ottawa today --Lucky Larry

Good morning folks,
I will be working in Ottawa today.
Let's dive right in this morning, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon should have his pen taken away.
Bill C-26 was introduced by Lucky Larry (I don't know if that is his nick-name, but they have to start somewhere) last month to stem the flow of bulk water sales to our thirsty U.S. neighbors.
Sounds good so far, but wait.. the law specifically limits its scope to preventing bulk water exports of water to that of rivers that cross into or from the U.S.
If the U.S. would like any water from such waterways, would they not simply divert any water they wished prior to the water flowing into Canada in the case of rivers originating there, or wait for the water to flow into the U.S. in such cases as Canadian origination.
The reason for excluding the vulnerable waterways and water bodies such as Canada's lakes and wholly contained rivers and streams, Larry was reportedly hesitant to wade in on matters of provincial domain.
So rather than seeking consensus from the provinces or even just being bold or just writing a good law with wording like .. except where a province wishes to assert jurisdiction or object.. Instead Fire-From-The-Hip Larry tabled a useless law.
Take a bow Larry, everyone else, have a good day.

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