I’m here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but really, we are in large measure just a client state of the US - effectively owned outright as far as mainstream business goes - including of course the ‘tar sands’, (which is actually the more correct name than ‘oil sands’).
Slightly off topic, but relating to the above, there is now a consortium of volunteers rebuilding a 60% version of the late 1950’s Avro Arrow, a Canadian designed, engineered supersonic fighter plane, which was mysteriously cancelled even as planes were rolling off the assembly lines. It was apparently the most advanced fighter in the world.
Apparently that cannot be in United States hegemonic terms, and not only was the program cancelled outright, the design engineers underwent a lemming like mass migration to - the United States weapons industry - Surpise Surprise, as Gomer Pyle was want to say !
I am a pilot as well as a mountaineer, and I would really like to see this scale version fly. In fact, a helicopter mechanic of my acquaintance is considering volunteering to rebuild this icon, which would fly out of Springbank Airport, just west of me in sight of the front range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
PS: ETA ~ Five years