Canadians need to grab some energy and grow up

The cost of filling up a vehicle is very costly and will remain so for many years to come

To the editor;

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the cost of filling up a vehicle is very costly and will remain so for many years to come.

I suggest we stop complaining until we are prepared to grow up and accept our responsibilities.

Canadians get upset when there is even a mention of building a refinery, a pipeline, a mine or anything else that will provide well-paying jobs and taxes for federal, provincial and municipal coffers.

It is well past time we start to face reality.

As long as we are prepared to export raw materials for other countries to process and reap the benefits of well-paid jobs and related taxes, we will continue to pay exorbitant prices for these finished products with virtually no say with regard to price.

Our American neighbours are laughing themselves silly while going to their banks with pockets bulging with cash they collect from us.

E.A. Stratichuk

Kamloops