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  •  The more I think about this (none)
    the more I realize how much this would piss off the Bush Administration.

    Wind power, Canadians, government run corporation !#$%?

    I'd like to see the look on Dick Cheney's face if this became an issue.  And it's tailor made for Ohio, where the Republicans are choking, and this would be but one more way to counter them when they say Democrats don't have ideas.

    •  Government run in Canada (none)
      at least for the moment. Note that Alberta has gone the private route already (see ATCO), and Ontario attempted to privatize its energy utility in 2001. the Supreme Court of Ontario ruled that the provincial government lacked the authority to proceed with this offering in 2002.

      But Alberta is already partially privatized.

      Fortunately, in terms of the Great Lakes, Ontario is the only Canadian jurisdiction.

      You can lock up a mouse or a man but you can't lock up an idea - Tommy Douglas

      by FrankFrink on Wed Mar 08, 2006 at 02:47:30 PM PST

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      •  Canada is key (none)
        I think that Canadian participation is key to making this work, and I think it has tremendous symbolic value.  Perry's Victory and International Peace Memroial in Put in Bay, Ohio commerates the enduring peace between Canada and the US since the war of 1812, the battle of Put in Bay was a major naval battle of Lake Erie.  The area is prime real estate for development, and again has tremendous sympbolic value.
        •  Although, sigh, (none)
          I worry about the future 'undefendedness' of our historic world's longest undefended border.

          And I mean very near-near-future.

          a) Impending US passport requirements at border crossings
          b) calls to erect fencing along large areas of the border
          c) US challenges to Canada's sovereignty over it's Arctic waters - which the US doesn't recognize in the first place. And just wait until oil reserves are found throughout the soon-to-be navigable NW Passage. When, not if.

          You can lock up a mouse or a man but you can't lock up an idea - Tommy Douglas

          by FrankFrink on Wed Mar 08, 2006 at 03:48:40 PM PST

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