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Opening the Floodgates

Subject: 
Trade, NAFTA, Amend, Water
Author: 
Shrybman, Steven
Summary: 

Ever since the advent of free trade Canadians have worried that trade rules would one day be used to challenge Canadian efforts to restrict bulk water exports. They needn't hold their breath any longer because a US based company, Sun Belt Water Inc., has decided to do just that. While a yet to be established ban on such water exports by the federal government would help, the only certain way to head off similar claims is to amend NAFTA to explicitly preclude them.

Publication Date: 
May 1, 1999
Publication Pages: 
1
Publisher: 
West Coast Environmental Law
Publication City: 
Vancouver BC
Publication Format: 
PDF