"Yes, it is important to reach out to those adversely affected by the declining Canadian oil industry ('Why the silence ?', March 2016, p. 4). But it is also important for us to recognize not just its contribution to climate change, but the glaring truth. For the past few years, the Canadian oil industry has been dying like a duck in a tailings pond and will continue to do so for years to come. .... What is the wisdom of investing in a dead duck ? Would it not be better for us to invest funds that will help to reskill and/or relocate workers in other employment ? There will be jobs, directly and indirectly, in alternative energy, from conservation to infrastructure to research. There will be increasing opportunities for investment in clean energy. Instead of pretending that the sky is not falling, our church investment officials need to invest with vision, following the responsible examples of the dioceses of Ottawa and Montreal".