This land’s history is defined by the waves
of courageous people who have flocked here.
The First Peoples and their highly evolved societies. The Vikings and their wicked cool long-boats. The French and British establishing colonies and trade networks. Waves of European settlers fleeing harsh conditions abroad.
And today, we’re one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world.
What History conveniently forgets to mention is why choose Canada?
Our first arrivals were basically chasing woolly mammoths. The French and English? Looking for more fish, fur and precious metals to fuel their respective empires.
European settlers sought their own plot in a land of milk and honey. And today, our resources have made Canada a wealthy nation. The common link? Geography.
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Over the last century or so, people have invented ways to harness the wind and flowing water, tap the Albertan tar sands, and construct vast oil and gas pipelines across the country.
They’re ingenuity has made Canada the envy of much of the world, and one of its largest producers and exporters of energy.
Am I missing something, or didn’t Canada’s geography provide every bit of this amazing energy bounty?
Plentiful wood, coal, oil and flowing fresh water. The world’s longest coastline and vast open prairies perfect for generating winds. Not to mention uranium.
Try powering a Candu reactor with "human ingenuity" and see what happens!
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