Friday, August 12, 2005
You want to screw with NAFTA? OK, let's screw with NAFTA.
If the Canadian government really wants to play hardball with the U.S. in terms of the softwood lumber dispute, forget about slapping sanctions on incoming goods. Instead, why not look at what Canada is currently exporting to the U.S. under NAFTA that the U.S. really, really wants. And cut them off.
Speaking from the position of someone who has done minimal research, what about water? Is water currently covered under NAFTA? Are we shipping it south? And, if so, why not just turn off the tap for a while?
I'm hoping those far more in the know can comment on this. Take it away ...