Letter to the Editor: Keep the oil in Canada

The news about the Canadian northern pipe being laid from Alberta to Prince Rupert in order to sell oil to China concerns me greatly.

Dear Editor,

I am a Canadian citizen, and the news about the Canadian northern pipe being laid from Alberta to Prince Rupert in order to sell oil to China concerns me greatly. I have a much better idea that will benefit all Canadians, and perhaps Americans too. Keep the oil in Canada and let Canadians benefit from their resources.

All that oil in Alberta can keep our cars and trucks rolling for many years, maybe centuries. Gasoline prices could be lowered substantially. When I came to Canada in 1957, I drove my Oldsmobile at a cost of 30 cents an Imperial gallon.

Having read the book The Betrayal of Canada by Edmontonian Mel Hurtig, what he says in stunning. Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney allowed Canada’s national resources to come under foreign control by his famous “Free Trade Deal” back in 1983. I shall now quote President Ronald Reagan after he signed the agreement: “This agreement will provide enormous  benefits for the United States. It will remove all Canadian tariffs, secure improved access to Canada’s market for our manufacturing, agriculture, high technology and financial sectors, and improve our security through additional access to Canadian energy supplies. We have also  gained important investment opportunities in Canada.”

Finn Haldrup

Invermere

 

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