Water, Canada and the Trump Presidency
Making America Great Again will require new sources of water for the American southwest, including California, which is fast running out of fresh clean water.
Desalinization is one option but there are huge energy costs and environmental issues that make it a non starter.
Also, the water quality of desalinized water is not as good as natural fresh water that falls from the sky which, incidentally, is also desalinized but by a natural distillation process that is far superior to anything man has invented. Fresh water brings life to everything it touches and Canada has a huge surplus that overflows naturally into the oceans every day all year long.
The problem is that the run off ditches, the rivers and streams, pretty well flow north, east or west and very little flows south.
The solution to America's and Mexico's thirst for fresh clean water will be importing vast quantities of water from Canada and Alaska by diverting a small but significant part of the water that flows regularly into the Pacific and Artic oceans into a system of canals, aquaducts and reservoirs using gravity, as a power source, so that the water flows downhill to the American southwest and Mexico.
When Mr. Trump takes over from Mr. Obama he will find that Mr. Obama and his team did a good job of quietly persuading Canadian governments to move that water export project along to a significant degree, although to be fair, US President George W. Bush initiated the process with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper immediately after Harper was elected Prime Minister of Canada.
Mr. Trump will be advised that the British Columbia government under pressure from Ottawa and Washington has begun construction of the massive $9 billion Site C Water Reservoir that will be a key link in the North American Water Distribution System stretching from Alaska through Canada to the American south west and Mexico.
However, Mr. Trump's election has sent shivers down the spines of the Canadian political elites because he openly talks about the kind of political corruption that is rampant in Canada.
A shocked, stunned and fearful Prime Minister Trudeau quickly issued a public statement to assure Mr. Trump that he and his colleagues would do exactly what Mr. Trump wanted and there was no need for Mr. Trump to expose their corruption.
"Canada has no closer friend, partner, and ally than the United States. We look forward to working very closely with president-elect Trump, his administration, and with the United States Congress in the years ahead, including on issues such as trade, investment, and international peace and security,"
British Columbia Premier, Christy Clark, who felt free to hurl insults at Mr. Trump, a few weeks earlier, "There is no way to defend what Donald Trump has said,” (Clark told the Vancouver Sun in mid-October) was quick to backtrack and promise co-operation in the pathetic hope Mr. Trump would keep his mouth shut about British Columbia corruption.
"The United States is a close friend and partner of British Columbia. Alongside the Government of Canada, we will work diligently and with determination to ensure we protect and grow the relationship that is crucial to working families in our province on issues like free trade and a new softwood-lumber agreement.”
Roughly 2.5 million Canadian jobs are dependent on trade with the U.S., while 23 per cent (or $449.9 billion) of our GDP is derived from exports of goods and services to the U.S. alone. 72 per cent of Canada's exports of goods and services go to the U.S.
The "big fear" in Canada and British Columbia among its crooked political elites is that Donald Trump will expose the massive political corruption in British Columbia and Ottawa where political insiders are setting themselves up again to loot the benefit of the water export plan just like they did in the late 1980's and early 1990's when private water export entrepreneurs were cheated by lying thieving politicians in Canada who broke the law to secretly favour themselves and their pals.
Insiders report that Premier Clark and her cabinet are very, very worried that their lying, cheating, and stealing crimes will be exposed by Donald Trump who knows exactly how dirty politics is played in Canada and who threatened to "drain the swamp".
There is no greater swamp in Canada than the one inhabited by the snakes among the British Columbia public service and political class.
The snakes in British Columbia are obviously very afraid that Mr. Trump will drain their swamp at the same time he drains the swamp in Washington.
Water flows downhill.
If Donald Trump pulls the plug in Washington then the swamp in Canada will be drained also.