What Happens When We Say Yes
What Happens When We Say Yes? July 2020, by Trudy Klassen
Saying “Yes” to resource development means saying “Yes” to:
The device you are reading this on
The glasses you may be using to read your favourite books
The chair you are sitting on
The clothes you are wearing
The shelter you were born under
The vaccinations you received to prevent many deadly diseases
The food that sustains you
The smooth road you travel on to your job
Saying “No” does not mean we won’t have access to the above list, but it will mean that other countries will be providing us with those things, using the profits to improve their:
Influence around the world
….while ours will decline.
“But what about our environment?” “But, what about my neighbourhood?”
Saying “Yes” means being responsible and mature enough to realize that we can’t have something for nothing.
Saying “Yes” means sacrificing parts of our land base to industry.
Saying “Yes” means doing our part to produce the materials and develop them responsibly.
Saying “Yes” to resource development in BC means our children and friends can stay here while advancing their careers for the betterment of all.
Saying “Yes” improves our health care, education, veteran and elder care, infrastructure, and influence.
So the next time someone says “No!” to “XYZ Project” ask them if they have thought about what could happen if they said “Yes” instead.