- 1 min, 1 sec
Hammered out between Canada and the United States and ratified in 1964, the treaty outlines control of the river's water flow and benefits from that bonanza of hydroelectric power, including the tens of millions of dollars a year that come with it.'s chief negotiator, Kathy Eichenberger, said the Canadian government had a few key priorities, including retaining greater flexibility over water flows in Canada and adding considerations around the river ecosystem "as a third leg of the stool of the treaty that is based on power generation and and flood control.""We need to take the time to improve a treaty that's in dire need of renewal and incorporating things like ecosystems, salmon, adaptive management, climate change," Eichenberger told host Catherine Cullen. Read More..