…according to Statistics Canada. At least by the very screwed up definitions of wealth we attached to the natural environment. So sayeth StatsCan:
Canada’s natural wealth, defined as the dollar value of selected natural resource stocks and land, stood at roughly $3 trillion in 2009. In 1990, it was just under $1 trillion.
But what really is annoying is the wording Postmedia used to spin this:
“due to in large part to the high price of the oil that’s trapped in the country’s vast oilsands reserves”
Trapped? People get trapped down wells and cats up trees. Trapped things need to get out, be rescued. This doesn’t look much a rescue operation to me:
The media has the power to shape our world, mostly through the words they use to describe the world. I just wish they were a bit more careful when they used that power.