Investing in our Future

The Russians have planted their titanium flag under the sea. Now it’s Canada’s move.

The Prime Minister has announced plans to build an army training centre in Resolute and a deep-water port in Nanisivik. The expected cost is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

If we’re going to continue claiming the archipelago and surrounding waters as our own, we’d better be able to back it up.

It’s an interesting way to hedge our bets when it comes to global warming. Yes, we are trying to reduce carbon emissions. But we are also pessimistic enough to bet $100 million on future oil revenues from the far north.

I suppose the money will come in handy when we need to move Vancouver 25 miles upriver. (And Halifax into an entirely different province.)

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