|5368||RECKONING, THE (CBC)||RECKONING, THE (CBC)||1974||color||57 min||vhs|| In 1964 Canadian and American politicians signed the Columbia River Treaty. British Columbia would build three dams on the Columbia River to control flooding and provide a constant supply of water to U. S. hydroelectric plants in return for a lump sum (the cost of building the three dams) and 50% of the power generated. But the three dams cost millions more than all the money received and the province had to bear the additional burden. "We have sold control of these rivers to the Americans and our benefits under the treaty decline each year. Meanwhile, the value of those things we lost forever rises all the time."