Opinion

Canada depends on oil revenues

To the Editor,

Re: Kinder surprise, Dec. 11.

This is a picture of what I believe to be five, possibly six, women with signs which obviously indicate their opposition to pipelines, tankers and the tar sands.

It looks to me that these ladies might well be of retirement age, like myself.

I wonder if they give any thought to the fact that future generations, as well as us now, depend on the sale of our commodities including hydrocarbon-related products for our well-being.

These products must be traded on foreign markets, as a country cannot be economically viable trading within itself.

I realize there are inherent risks in transporting liquid products, but there are inherent risks in every aspect of our lives – most notable pensions, private or public, and salaries.

These monies are derived basically from the sale of our abundant commodities to other countries, and these products must get to market as safely and economically as we are able.

I also realize that living in a ‘left-leaning’ province as well as a partial ‘left-leaning’ country, a great percentage of the population is so ready to oppose most any development. It seems as if oil is a bad word in B.C.

It’s about time we all realized just where the cash for our next loaf of bread is derived from.

C. Norm Ingram

Nanaimo

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Charges laid in fatal hit-and-run
 
She & Him release not your average Classics
 
Minister of music releases labour of love
Abbotsford man pleads guilty to child pornography offence
 
Family of hit-and-run victim makes emotional public appeal w/video
 
Demolition ordered on old motel
Young violinist, 15, has promising future
 
Local chef competes on Chopped Canada
 
Nutcracker is a seasonal favourite