Oil be there for you

Winnipeg Free Press - - YOUR SAY -

Re: Keep it in the ground (Oct. 12)

Peter Den­ton writes that the Saudis an­nounced a US$30- to US$50-bil­lion in­vest­ment in re­new­able en­ergy. I sup­pose now that the En­ergy East pipe­line has been can­celled, Cana­di­ans should be ad­vised that this in­vest­ment by the Saudis is 100 per cent paid by Canada as we con­tinue to buy the Saudis’ oil for our east­ern re­finer­ies.

Our coun­try is in debt and our debt will cripple fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. Pro­vin­cial debts are ris­ing at alarm­ing rates, un­sus­tain­able health-care ex­pec­ta­tions by Cana­di­ans as well as gold-plated pen­sion plans for pro­fes­sors and pub­lic ser­vants al­low cer­tain con­sul­tants to talk at length about sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and shut­ting down or sti­fling western oil in­ter­ests. Even the moniker of tar sands vs. oil­sands is neg­a­tive.

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