The Puppet Show Continues
So, the very next day after Justin Trudeau was declared temporary Prime Minister of Canada, the temporary President of the United States, Barack Obama, placed a telephone call to the new Canadian Prime Minister just to remind him that Canada had a very large, powerful and friendly neighbour and that his nation expected that its neighbour, Canada, would carry out the promises his father, Pierre Trudeau, made to the United States about fresh water. And, of course, Justin Trudeau would not do anything to dishonour his father, so Canadians and Americans can expect that the work of Prime Minister Harper and US President Obama will be continued by Canada's new temporary Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The historical record shows that American official interest in Canadian water was developed certainly as early as the 1950's when the US Army Corps of Engineers first proposed a continental water management scheme known as the North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWPA or NAWAPA, also referred to as NAWAPTA from the proposed governing body the North American Water and Power Treaty Authority).
The planners envisioned diverting water from some rivers in Alaska south through Canada via the Rocky Mountain Trench and other routes to the US and would have involve 369 separate construction projects. The water would enter the US in northern Montana. There it would be diverted to the headwaters of rivers such as the Colorado River and the Yellowstone River.
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The project was quietly supported by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the father of Justin Trudeau, who persuaded Queen Elizabeth and the English parliament to hand over final legislative approval to Canada in 1982 and who then set up the MacDonald Commission Report that recommended Free Trade Agreement with the United States that the Americans were happy to sign knowing fresh water was part of the bargain and that water would soon be flowing south.
The water part of the Free Trade Agreement deal went side ways in the late 1980'sand early 1990's when a Vancouver based company with numerous political and organized crime connections manipulated the political process in in Canada both federally and provincially, i.e. British Columbia, and in the process of cutting out their competitors ended up with a completely illegal fresh water export monopoly.
Our sources report that former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien got involved in that deal in Vancouver when he was briefly a private sector lawyer in Ottawa after Brian Mulroney took over from Pierre Trudeau as Canada's temporary Prime Minister. For a number of reasons, Prime Minister Chretien was unable to put the water export deal back together and it was Prime Minister Harper who restarted the process by inviting California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to Ottawa in 2007 for private meetings after which Arnold and British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell collaborated to put together several cross-border agreements involving British Columbia and several western states that set up a legal framework for the NAWAPA. Actual construction in British Columbia began in the July 2015 when British Columbia Hydro broke ground on the Site C Dam project that is part of the original NAWAPA plan
Prime Minister Harper and President Obama, along with their colleagues in Mexico, have been quietly working on the water export project that is critical to the long term survival of the North American economy as one of the most prosperous regions on earth. So, temporary US President Barack Obama made sure he placed a telephone call to former temporary Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and personally thanked him for the work he did while he was Prime Minister of Canada.
And, when the true history of North America is written, it will be noted that, behind the scenes and out of the glare of the public spotlight, US President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper accomplished what other Presidents and Prime Ministers could not, once again, affirming the eternal principle that co-operation, goodwill and working together in the spirit of friendship can accomplish far more than belligerency.