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Part of the reason I felt compelled to become active politically happens to be the lack of access to any leader or CEO in Canada. I have included a couple of letters I have written to the Prime Minister. Long before the collapse of the oil industry, I sent him a proposal to diversify the oil industry. My ideas were to develop a new material derived from oil to apply for new technology where it can be used to construct huge structures. Among them was a space elevator that rises over 100km above ground.



Mr Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada


Mr Prime Minister,


Your diligent efforts and sincere commitment to find new markets for Canadian oil have inspired and compelled me to write this letter.


Long ago, thanks to Canadian ingenuity, humanity found a way to turn trees into paper. This ingenuity is still alive and well today. In addition to exporting our oil, we should be looking at new innovative and creative concepts aimed at finding different applications for the oil sands.


Construction is one area where rubbery material can be used. For instance, regions prone to earthquakes or hurricanes would benefit greatly from such a development. Also, in theory, rubbery materials could be employed in building towers soaring tens of kilometers in the sky. This is only the beginning, for this mew industry has the potential to rival anything invented in the past – including the automobile, the airplane, and the computer.


As a leader who has devoted his entire political life to help Canadians stay prosperous, the Prime Minister will be well advised to explore this untapped industry which has the potential of creating millions of jobs in Canada and tens of millions worldwide.


I would be more than happy to provide you with further extensive details pertaining to this new industry. However, unless the Prime Minister is interested, my efforts would be an exercise in futility.


I would be honoured to hear what the Prime Minister thinks about this whole concept.


With the utmost of respect and admiration,


Robert Skaf

March 18, 2013


January 19, 2015






About two years ago, I wrote your office with suggestions on how oil may be used for applications other than energy. A copy of my previous letter dated March 18, 2013 is included. I believe that now more than ever such innovative ideas can be useful in averting a recession.


You can find out how over one billion jobs can be created worldwide by visiting my web site:


In my opinion, all the recessions of the past were caused by the absence of long term planning. Of all political leaders you were the only one who offered the Canadian people such a plan. Your goal to make Canada an energy power was very logical if not brilliant. However, with the recent collapse in oil prices you need to come up with an alternative plan, call it plan B if you will.


If you are interested I would be honored to provide you with such a plan.

Even if oil prices were to rise again, Canada can always benefit from further measures designed to help the economy grow. For that reason, such a plan would never become obsolete. As an immigrant, I always thought that Canada can become a great power by simply increasing its population. This goal can only be achieved by having a strong economy and this is what plan B should accomplish.




Robert Skaf


PMO Response 


Jan 20

to me, Greg

Dear Mr. Skaf:

Thank you for writing to the Prime Minister. In your e-mail, you raised an issue that falls within the portfolio of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources.

Please be assured that your comments have been carefully noted. I have taken the liberty of forwarding your e-mail to Minister Rickford, who, I am certain, will wish to give your views every consideration.

For more information on the Government's initiatives, please visit

Once again, thank you for taking the time to write.

J.P. Vachon
Executive Correspondence Services
for the Prime Minister's Office
Services de la correspondance
de la haute direction
pour le Cabinet du Premier ministre


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