"It's no secret that the U.S. is going to need water. ...
It's no secret that Canada is going to have an overabundance of water.
At the end of the day, there may have to be arrangements."
Two days ago Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon gave a speech at the CSIS Washington headquarters on "enhanced co-operation" in "our shared Arctic interests", noting that "20% of the world's oil is estimated to be in the Arctic".
Last week Alberta Energy Minister Rob Renner was there to tout Alberta's tar sands :
"The world is looking for leadership on climate change and Alberta is taking that opportunity."
Heh. That's pretty funny, Rob.
From their website :
"The CSIS Canada Project is dedicated to the study of Canada and the Canada-United States relationship, and to analyzing the process of deepening North American integration that is transforming them both and establishing the new dynamics of a continental economy."