Water...just another commodity like oil, some think.
“Large-scale exports of fresh water would be a wealth-creating idea for Quebec and for Canada as a whole,” the Montreal Economic Institute said Wednesday. “It is urgent to look seriously at developing our blue gold.”
Indeed, Quebec could generate $65-billion a year in gross revenue if it were to export 10 per cent of the one trillion cubic metres of “renewable fresh water” available to it each year, according to an MEI research paper, which was prepared by Marcel Boyer, the organization's chief economist and vice-president.
This is wrong in so many ways that you don't know where to begin. Let's stick for now to "renewable fresh water." Does this group really not know there is a finite amount of fresh water in the world?