Water, Oil and a Painting
US President Obama has made it perfectly clear that the United States is not interested in dirty oil from Canada's tar sands which is highly explosive and highly toxic due to the chemicals used in the process to extract the oil from the sand in which it is deposited.
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In addition, the process used to extract oil from the tar sands pollutes and destroys vast amounts of clean fresh water that would be far better utilized in the American south west and northern Mexico.
The United States and Mexico have a real stake in insuring that Canada keeps its water supplies fresh and clean because in the decades to come vast amounts of Canadian fresh water are going to be sent south through a continent wide system of canals, aquaducts, river diversions and pipelines.
On November 9, 2015, the Monday after the Friday announcement by President Obama, Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs announced that the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II would be removed from the wall in the lobby at the Foreign Affairs Headquarters in Ottawa at and replaced by two Canadian coastal landscape paintings that once occupied the same spot.
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The former Conservative Party Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, had celebrated the installation of the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as a symbol of the alleged close ties between Canada and Britain ignoring the fact that Canada's greatest ally and friend is the neighbour next door.
The newly installed Liberal Party Foreign Affairs Minister Stephan Dion removed the portrait as a symbolic gesture to let the world and, especially, the United States Government know that Canada was under a new government that was no longer taking orders from Queen Elizabeth and her crowd who were part of the Water War Crimes carried out against the people of Canada, United States and Mexico.
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