............................Herders water camels at one of the few remaining watering holes near Bandarero, Kenya. Photo: Rita Maingi/ OCHA.
THAT IS WHY CANADA NEEDS A "WATER COMMISSIONER"... SOMEONE WITH ENOUGH COURAGE AND RESOURCEFULNESS (AND CLOUT) TO LAY DOWN AND ENFORCE THE PERTAINING LAWS (YET TO BE PUT IN PLACE) TO PROTECT ALL THE WATERS AND PROTECT THE WETLANDS OF OUR NATION, CANADA.THE PRESENT MISHMASH OF EVERY PROVINCE DOING THEIR OWN THING, WITH AN OUT OF SIGHT,OUT OF MIND SYNDROME AND ATTITUDE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE, AND IS WELL RECOGNIZED. WORKING WITH OUR USA NEIGHBOUR TO ACHIEVE SIMILAR WATER PROTECTION MAY ENTAIL ANOTHER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPONSORED INDIVIDUAL, TO ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER, DIPLOMATICALLY. OUR GOVERNMENT DIPLOMATS, UP TO NOW, HAVE NOT BEEN TOO AMBITIOUS IN SETTLING THE "DEVILS LAKE "SITUATION. IN FACT, IT HAS NOT EVEN BEEN MENTIONED FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW.MAYBE, A WATER COMMISSIONER IS THE ANSWER? ( AT LEAST FOR CANADA)
It should not come as a surprise that the "new" Tory government in Manitoba has placed environmental protection low on its totem-poll or priorities. Come to think of it, neither did the previous NDP government. Do you suppose, at some glorious moment in the future, we will elect one which actually does?
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