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08-11-2014, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
I never said it had minimal impact. It would have much more impact if investment was local.

Given our affluence as a province and as a city I think a reasonable question can be asked about why more investment isn't local.

Indeed thinking in Norway, and belief in the importance of national industries there would be the direct opposite level of thought that occurs here.

Norwegians are not taking their resources for granted. They realize depletion of non renewable resource is something facing their children. To that end they are committed to retaining the most assets possible from their development and exploitation of natural resources and are diversifying their economy as much as possible. That level of longterm thinking doesn't even occur here and won't as long as the gravy train is running.
Norway has a population of 5 million they have increased a million over last 40 years, There immigration laws are one of the most strictist in the world, they have a small population and a load of resources. This ship has sailed in canada years ago , it would mean Alberta shutting its borders kicking out all multi national corporations and hoarding all its wealth to itself. You're comparing apples to oranges.

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