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Canada, U.S. will renegotiate Great Lakes water treaty

CBC reports that, “Canada and the United States will renegotiate the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday in Niagara Falls, Ont.”

“Formed in 1909, the Canada U.S. Boundary Waters Treaty is aimed at resolving disputes ‘primarily those concerning water quantity and water quality along the boundary between Canada and the United States,’ according to the website of the International Joint Commission that administers the treaty.”

Clinton said, “We have to update it to reflect new knowledge, new technologies and, unfortunately, new threats. The rivers, the lakes, the streams, the watersheds along our boundary do not belong to one nation, they belong to all of us.”

The full story is at http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/06/13/boundary-waters.html.