Our government should sell our oil
Re: “Industry vents over Energy East decision,” Oct. 6.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr states that not building the Energy East pipeline is a business decision.
Improving our national economy and leading a smooth transition from oil to new energy forms is not a business decision, it is a societal, government decision and should be the objective of our national government.
The fact that we, as a country, cannot find a way to utilize our own oil while transitioning to new energy forms should be seen by all Canadians as a colossal government failure.
Our oil has value today, but it may not in 50 years. Paying other countries for theirs and letting our oil’s value slip away for free is indeed a travesty.
Strong leaders find solutions, weak leaders find votes. Unfortunately for all of us, it appears finding votes is the No. 1 issue of federal and provincial leaders in Canada today. Ken Gutierrez, Calgary