Letters: Polley opposition forgets B.C. economy rests on resources

Dear Editor,

With so much vocal opposition from urban activists attacking B.C.’s resource industries, I think it would be a great idea if we all spent a bit more time in B.C.’s heartland, in places like Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince George, and the Cariboo-Chilcotin, to see where the Canadian economy really starts.

As British Columbians, we seem to forget that virtually every dollar created in B.C. begins with natural resources.

However, even more shocking is the fact that so many politicians seem to forget that B.C.’s Pacific Rim economy is often what lifts and carries a huge and disproportionate share of the entire country’s economy, often in times of economic trouble.

It’s something to think about the next time you see naïve, young urban protesters ranting on the six o’clock news.

Donald Leung, Burnaby

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