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A fisherman paddles the waters of the Kitimat Arm of the Douglas Channel in his canoe in northern British Columbia near to where Enbridge Inc plans to build its Northern Gateway pipeline terminal facility April 13, 2014.
A fisherman paddles the waters of the Kitimat Arm of the Douglas Channel in his canoe in northern British Columbia near to where Enbridge Inc plans to build its Northern Gateway pipeline terminal facility April 13, 2014.
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BRIAN LEE CROWLEY

Canada’s resource tide is in – will it miss the boat?

There is a tide in the affairs of development projects, as Shakespeare might have said, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.

To modernize the bard’s words, Canada is living through a time when the perishable nature of opportunity was never more obvious. Canada’s natural resource bounty holds great promise for wealth and job creation, but the opportunities for specific projects are extremely dependent on rapidly shifting circumstances.