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Water Gimmick

December 5, 2007

Apparently, the Liberals, if elected, would name a junior Minister of Water.

Okay, I agree that water is a vital resource for Canadians, but it seems that it would be better to appoint a “Water Commissioner” or some sort of other expert for the purpose of improving water protection and management, not a minister.

Another thing, if Dion is planning to have a Minister just for Water, how big, unfocused, and unruly is his Cabinet going to be?

Finally, aren’t most of the powers used to manage water provincial?

I can only conclude one thing from this: this is a gimmick to try to get elected. This gimmick sucks at its purpose, though, as most of the people who would get excited about this have already committed their vote to a political party.

Hear that sound? It’s the once great Liberal electoral machine going down the drain.

H/T: Woman At Mile 0

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  1. December 5, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    I totally disagree. Personally I don’t think that a disjointed municipal system of governance (woefully funded thanks to the Cons lack of support for cities) in water management is cutting it here. Doesn’t look like it’s working to me. If it’s not working it’s time to look at it differently.

  2. Northern BC Dipper
    December 5, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Okay, so the water management governance system isn’t working here.

    Wouldn’t be better then, to appoint an expert Water Commissioner with the necessary resources and powers to manage water issues? Because that certainly sounds a lot better than having a gimmicky Minister that probably has no clue in regards to water issues supposedly running the show.

  3. December 14, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Provincial water management in Saskatchewan has seen better days. Some municipalities are doing a fine job, and others have had problems. The province should set standards, but not impose them where the people of municipalities can’t afford or abide by them. Managing water well does everything from protecting health to business. Over managing water with redundant ministries is a crock, however.

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