Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss
It clearly states that the nation needed to focus on resource management over manufacturing because it couldn't do both. It also acknowledges that Ontario's manufacturing sector was already struggling - nowhere did I state otherwise. That still doesn't deny that management of these non-renewables also had a negative impact on manufacturing.
Are you reading The Economist?
Did you understand the Dutch Disease principle?
You do know that the tar sands are increasing in development over the last decade because we have less crude right?
You do know that the investments in this type of resource development is a recent initiative, right?
I love The Economist.. Clearly you've been dumpster-diving in some upscale neighbourhoods.
As per the suggestion of focusing on resource mgmt over mfg is a confusing statement at best. Relatively speaking
, Eastern Canada has a massive advantage over mfg nations like Germany or S.Korea in that they have access to cheaper
energy AND plentiful commodities right in their back yard than the aforementioned and yet they have not developed their mfg sector to compete against either example.
Face facts on this, North American mfgrs are not competitive despite having identifiable advantages over the competition (for the record, I do understand that these other nations also have their advantages over N. America) yet it is like pulling teeth to get folks like yourself to see the situation for what it is.
The moment that you stop making flaky excuses to absolve Canada's mfg sector is the very moment that you will be able to generate some solutions.
BTW - We aren't running out of crude.
In the 1970's, we ran out of $20 oil
In the '80's, we exhausted $40 crude
In the 1990's, $50 oil came to an end.
... You getting the picture here?
Last edited by captain morgan; Jul 20th, 2011 at 08:00 PM..