Letters to the editor – September 7, 2017


Farmers of Canada take note. As you know, we are negotiating the NAFTA agreement with the United States. A few months ago, I heard President Donald Trump say that water would be on the table. I only heard it once, however if this is correct and the Liberal government does include water in the agreement, your irrigation rights will be on the table.

With Trump’s America first policy, what happens when American farmers down river are short of water for irrigating? You will be told to stop irrigating your crops so that American farmers have our water. Water is the life blood of our agriculture. Contact your MLAs and you MPs to make sure that water is not included in NAFTA. It is no use complaining after we are out of water.  Act now.

Merv Coles,
Victoria, B.C.


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