For Canadians, NAWAPA represents not just a change in the way its biosphere is managed, or additional jobs opportunities for our engineers – the North American Water and Power Alliance represents an evolution in Canada’s culture. On December 11, 2010, 38 people gathered at Concordia University for two presentations on the significance of NAWAPA for Canada and the world.

The moderator, Matthew Ehret-Kumpf, opened the conference by warning people that we had to choose between a difficult road towards survival and an easy one towards total collapse. It is not too late to drop the fascist policies of the British Empire, which is trying to impose hyperinflation and austerity on nations around the world, and to return to a truth-seeking society that progresses by applying the power of the human mind toward improving the physical world. Canada has a chance to lead the way out of globalization and imperialism with NAWAPA. Therefore, it is not simply a question of what Lyndon LaRouche and his collaborators will do, but what you in the audience, and Canadians in general, will decide to do.

Jean-Philippe Lebleu, member of the Committee for the Republic of Canada, gave the first presentation on how Canadians, in the 1930s, brought nature under their control in order to develop the Palliser Triangle, a large area in the Canadian Prairies where soil is of a very high quality, but where farming was always a struggle because of nature’s elements, such as droughts, erosion, locusts, rust, etc. The creation of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA), and the Dominion Experimental Farms before that, allowed Canadians to create one of the richest agricultural area of the world through a process of discoveries in dam building, insecticides, till techniques, machinery, etc. This mobilization was led by men and women dedicated to saving the lives of their people, not by couch-theorists from their ivory tower, and it created the conditions for a development of agriculture around the world.

NAWAPA should be seen the same way as Canadians saw their PFRA mobilization at the time: an all-out war against our ignorance in major domains of science and against the collapse of the physical economy.

Peter Martinson, from the Basement team at LaRouche PAC, gave Canadians a very clear idea of what the development of the Canadian Arctic means as an economic platform. This platform is not simply about creating ship routes to bring goods to and from China, but illustrates a complete scientific economic renaissance for the world, starting with the mapping of natural resources, since the arctic represents the richest area of resources in the world. The development of the Arctic means also the development of research in cosmic radiation. Peter demonstrated that to comprehend life, we must not only look at the Sun and its relation with the Earth, but also the relations both have with multi-million year galactic cycles that impact the Solar environment. In those terms, NAWAPA represents a new type of university system, which will train the next generations of engineers and scientists for the manned exploration of other planets.

The Q & A period was very charged. Most questions touched on the British Empire and how to defeat it. While some struggled with the idea that there is no such thing as an American empire, others were really attentive on what the British Empire is, and how it is destroying nation-states, including the USA, through economic warfare, and forces people to act themselves like colonialists or colonized slaves. The NAWAPA project can only be accomplished as a way to destroy that empire.

We also had a very optimistic intervention by Mr. Elghi Segovia, a Water Engineer who has worked on water projects in 17 countries. He said that water means life, not only as a liquid for plants, animals and human beings to drink, but also it elevates the culture of mankind. Mr. Segovia gave an interview on his experience on building dams, canals, available on this website.