Refinery only makes sense

I read Mr. Black's articles with a great deal of interest, since the idea of a refinery only makes sense in the long term.

Editor:

Re: Columns by David Black.

I read Mr. Black’s articles with a great deal of interest, since the idea of a refinery only makes sense in the long term.

The present clamor to get the resources of LNG and bitumen to an uncertain market seems like a huge gamble that we can ill-afford to take. Processing the product on Canadian shores would provide the marketplace with a finished product that would require very little if any further refinement. It would also ensure that some critical jobs required in the processing would stay on our shores where they belong.

If we take the logging industry as an example, we have long been exporting jobs to foreign markets and are in the process of buying back products made from Canadian lumber. Find the logic in that if you can, because I certainly cannot.

I realize that market conditions are the economic driver in most cases, but what about a good, common sense approach?

A refinery, in my estimation makes a lot of sense; certainly a voice of reason in a volatile atmosphere.

Frank Collison

Chief Stildha