Weekly column link

Here’s my column in today’s Ottawa Citizen, on how the Ontario government’s plan to charge a modest fee to take water from the province’s waterways doesn’t go far enough.

Until now, we’ve handled water in much the same way as we’ve handled air: It belongs to all of us, so you can more or less do what you like with it unless you’re doing something blatantly harmful. For that, you need a permit.

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