Trudeau is telling the world Harper's Canada was about resources, his is about resourcefulness. In the West, especially today, it feels like a stab in the back. Even Calgary Mayor Nenshi (not a Trudeau basher) commenting on PM's resources riff, said he "might have used different language". Trudeau can't change the price of crude, but he has to change the emphasis. Linking resource jobs to his predecessor cements the oil patch to the past. Trudeau rhetorically writing off the resources sector as a dinosaur- yesterday's economy, is cold shouldered & bone-headed. He said Canada was pivoting from resources to resourcefulness. There is no contest between those two r's - it's an offensively false paradigm. Westerners over several generations who have worked in resources have been among the most resourceful people in the world. Developing energy is not as simple as ordering room service at a 5 star hotel. It involves engineering, technology, science and sweat. We don't need a pivot from resources to resourcefulness. We need a pivot from slogans & selfies to thoughtful strategic leadership. - CA
We are too humble to say it out loud. But on days like this we think about it. We are very lucky to be living in the greatest country on earth. Happy Canada Day!
Statement from Nathan Cirillo's family in Hamilton, Ont. Please share this statement with every Canadian you know. On behalf of our family, we want to say thank you to the entire nation. On Oct. 22, we lost a son, a brother, a father, a friend and a national hero. We are not only mourning as a family, but also a country. When we lost Nathan, we all mourned as one. There are no words to express the sadness that has fallen upon us all. We take comfort knowing Nathan has done our country proud. The support of the nation in this devastating time provides a measure of comfort and helps make this almost bearable. We especially want to thank the Argylls and the entire Canadian Forces for their unconditional show of support. They have gone above and beyond all expectations. The police, firefighters, EMS have been wonderful and have lived up to Canadians' expectations to make this difficult time as easy as possible. I would also like to thank organizations that have provided special assistance to us, including Westjet and Delta Hotels. A special thank-you to the wonderful Canadians that came to Nathan's aid in his time of need. Also, we want to convey how deeply moved we are by all Canadian citizens and free nations with the outpouring of sympathy and incredible tributes for Nathan. Nathan loved the army. He has a strong and unwavering devotion to duty. He understood what it meant to sustain freedom. He was fearless. Nathan would have done his duty even if he knew this tragedy was coming. Nathan was Canada's son. He belonged to all of us. We've always thought we lived in the best country in the world but people just proved it.