Re: Follow Norway's example, letter by Robert Cichocki, The Daily Courier, Jan. 21:
Comparing Canada to Noway as far as oil revenues is like camparing apples and oranges. Norway is one of the largest oil-exporting countries in the world, with a population of only five million to share in the wealth and only 385,000 square kilometres to share it in. It's no wonder they have a large surplus. We, on the other hand, have 35 million people and 10 million square kilometres to put in roads and services and airports, etc.
Also, Norway taps its oil from the North Sea using a myriad of underground and underwater pipelines. Seems like Canadians are against this.
If you're going to compare us to other countries, use apples and apples.
You might be surprised to find out things aren't all that bad here.