I would say that this is an argument against government at the municipal and provincial level. They're so disconnected from the global reality that they can actually do long-term damage to the state. At least at the federal level, there is a kind of international PR accountability. As things are, how many people outside Canada actually know about this? Very few. It's our nasty little secret--among quite a few others of this nature--that are never exposed.
You realize that it's very possible that even with all the rational arguments against this plan (and the few irrational arguments for it), your fellow Canadians will actually proceed go through with it.
I mean...you'd think Canadians were trying to break a record of who can pollute the country's cleanest water sources the fastest. This is your future you're *ucking up people--this is possibly the difference between this country being a superpower of tomorrow and being a deserted wasteland only suitable for mining.
The reasoning behind it is what really gets me though: if people's lives were at stake or something (i.e. there was no other choice) then I would understand, but they can dump that $hit in plenty of useless places yet they chose, purely for idiotic bureaucratic reasons one of the most valuable places, not just in this country but on EARTH--sheer lunacy.
...Then again, this could just be an odd way of keeping the yanks out of here (that's putting aside their virtual control of our economy of course): make the water unusable and remove a source of want for our soon-to-be-very-thirsty neighbours.
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Ever vigilent, they did a hell of a better job than we are.
(Although this is somewhat off-topic I figure I should say something about this.)
At least in the case of the indigenous nations of what is now North America: they failed to identify the threat by actually aiding religious fanatics and abetting militants, they failed to protect their people from being exposed to lethal biological agents (small pox, etc.)--both intentionally spread and not--and they failed to hold the front when the threat finally began to affect their territorial integrity. They failed. The terrorists won. The worst part is that the winners clearly don't appreciate their prize.
(Clever pic though.