Although it's a subscriber-only article in today's Globe, I'm pretty sure you can get an idea of where it's going from the title and first paragraph alone:
A thirsty Uncle looks north
By PETER LOUGHEED
Friday, November 11, 2005, Page A19
I predict that the United States will be coming after our fresh water aggressively within three to five years. We must prepare, to ensure we aren't trapped in an ill-advised response. It would be a major mistake for Canada to handle this issue badly. With climate change and growing needs, Canadians will need all the fresh water we can conserve, particularly in the western provinces.
Yes, we should prepare, so we can deal with the issue of water in the same professional, mutually-satisfying way we did with, say, softwood lumber. Now there's a trade arrangement we can all get behind.