Canada may not have the military might to tip the balance in the Russia-Ukraine war but it can be a powerful weapon in the conflict — and that secret weapon is Saskatchewan.
Brian Zinchuk, a Saskatchewan commentator and publisher of PipelineOnline.ca, who himself a former Canadian reservist officer, offers up this interesting view — Saskatchewan has what they have and that is strategically important.
Now that Ukraine is out of the picture as an exporter and sanctions against Russia have taken that global supplier out of the international export picture, markets around the world are looking for substitutes. That’s where Saskatchewan can be deployed.
Saskatchewan produces the wheat, the potash, the oil and soon helium that are now in short supply. But, when the Americans, for example, talk about replacing oil from Russia they think Venezuela, not Saskatchewan or Alberta.
Perhaps Ottawa doesn’t know what we have or simply isn’t interesting in promoting us an alternative, something that would bring added economic weight to the West but this is an angle we’re certainly not hearing from Canada’s capital.