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

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