Canada’s oil sands are key to the country’s prosperity and for it to grow, the industry needs...


Canada’s oil sands are key to the country’s prosperity and for it to grow, the industry needs more pipelines, more collaboration and dialogue that does not fuel "a climate of antagonism,” Deloitte Canada says in a report. Oil sands are going to be the country's economic engine for the next 25-30 years, "akin to the impact of building the national railway in the 1880s."
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  • SaltyDog62
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    What companies stand to benefit from the pipeline build out?
    16 Nov 2012, 05:29 PM Reply Like
  • curious_george
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    ” Deloitte Canada says in a report. Oil sands are going to be the country's economic engine for the next 25-30 years, "akin to the impact of building the national railway in the 1880s."

     

    What a pathetic, shortsighted comment! Innovation should be any country's (especially a G7) economic engine for the next 25-30 years, not digging out resources, which nature has bestowed upon. Resources were used by everyone for growth in 1900s.

     

    Precisely because of this mentality, Canadians are largely doing what the predecessors did; sliding down the global competitiveness index and cannot create environment for major innovation.

     

    BTW, railways in 1880s WAS the innovation, oil sands in 2012 IS NOT.
    17 Nov 2012, 06:08 AM Reply Like
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