Meanwhile, just look at these eye openers that were in this morning's communique!
*Canada is the United States' largest source of imported crude oil, more than Saudi Arabia, and Canada has the world's second largest proven oil reserves. Much of that oil is located in the Alberta oilsands, an area that contains at least 175 billions of recoverable oil located under an area approximately the size of New York State (more information).
*We have rotated 15,000 troops in the war on terror, over 40,000 troops through the Balkans since 1991, committed $300 million dollars to reconstruction in Iraq, and are deploying a 2000 troop strong Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar, one of the most dangerous regions in Afghanistan, making Canada the second largest military presence in Afghanistan -- second only to the United States (more information).
*None of the September 11, 2001 terrorists entered the United States from Canada (more information).
*Canada-U.S. trade, at more than $1.5 billion US per day, supports over five million jobs in the United States, and two million in Canada. Our shared Smart Border helps ensure the safe and secure trade of over 200 million border crossings per year (more information).