his speech at an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trudeau said Canada (Canadians) should be known for its (their) resourcefulness, not its (their) resources. It is true that Canadians are very resourceful, that's no secret. But it is our resources that make our country strong!
The resourcefulness of Canadians is famous. Many world changing inventions originated here! Everything from the IMAX movie projector to the zipper had its origins here in Canada! However Canada's renewable and non-renewable resources are our biggest export and probably always will be!
At that same forum, Calgary's Mayor Nenshi described Canada's economy as "resource plus"! I think our new federal government needs to wake up to that fact and support it.
Energy resource exports top the list! Instead of touting Canada's ability to invent computer chips, Prime Minister Trudeau should be forging ways to get our resources to world-wide and other Canadian markets. The two most obvious right now are the two pipelines; the Trans Mountain and Energy East.
I was hoping our Prime Minister would announce a government task force to meet with all those supporting and opposed to these pipelines to hammer out an agreement to get them built as soon as possible! The time has come to put down the placards and signs and negotiate a realistic agreement to permit these two vital resource conduits to be built safely and with the utmost concern for the environment!