We the people of Canada are some of the luckiest people in the world.
We have a huge country with vast natural resources, low population and one of the highest standards of living anywhere. We have heath care, schools, social system, transportation and lifestyle that would be enviable to over 99 per cent of the world’s population.
And what gives us this wonderful life? A major contributor is our ability to extract these natural resources and sell them to the rest of the world. This provides tax revenue that supports social systems, schools, medical care, aboriginal affairs, transportation and so on and so on.
I am looking forward to the construction of the Northern Gateway Pipeline. It will provide jobs, tax revenue, and give Canada another oil export port.
Sure there are risks and I feel these risks are manageable. The biggest risk we take every day is driving in a vehicle and somehow we manage that risk.
I am confident it will be constructed to the highest possible standards. It will provide billions of revenue for every Canadian.
Being Canadian is the best thing that ever happened to me. We have the resources to keep this wonderful life for me, my children, my children’s children and so on.