Canada needs policies to lead the world in wealth creation and innovation.
As a country we have stood by as manufacturing jobs have disappeared overseas. Canada’s share of investment in research and development in new technologies, compared to the rest of the world, has been shrinking.
Governments are paying more attention to reversing “climate change,” which is an impossibility. As realists we say, “Enough!” Instead, let’s develop our resources intelligently and responsibly and encourage wealth creation and innovation.
• Let’s create the technologies to clean up actual pollution and help other countries tackle theirs.
• Let’s reconsider the 600 federal and provincial regulations that tangle up our energy industries. We have to eliminate punitive taxation on energy; energy that is essential for every business and every household in Canada.
• We need to work with indigenous leaders to develop new approaches to building northern communities so they use less energy, have clean drinking water, better sanitation, grow fresh food locally and provide rewarding careers for their residents for generations to come.
• Let’s have a fact-based conversation about nuclear power. Despite well-publicized accidents it is one of the safest ways to generate electrical power, especially now with fail-safe molten salt coolants.
• Our academic institutions should be encouraged to research technologies that are going to help the youth of today have productive, peaceful and healthy lives tomorrow.