Monday, March 29, 2010

THE VALUE OF LIFE

by Joe Anglin

Oscar Wilde once said, “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing”. These words may never be more accurate or prophetic if one employs them to describe the Alberta Government’s on-going efforts to deregulate and commoditize water. This is why we should be questioning the common-sense, or lack thereof, of privatizing water before blindly racing to create a market for all of Alberta’s water. Albertans understand the value of water more than most, because we live in an arid province. In southern Alberta alone last year, 10 counties declared a state of emergency due to drought. Read more here

2 comments:

Muxlow said...

The review of water allocation by the Government of Alberta is going to affect all of us by the way that water will be managed in the future. Please take a moment to watch this short clip on the issue at www.gotthirstalberta.ca

Helge said...

Point well made. This one might get bigger than oil and gas combined.