Defying the global recession: Canada's oil boom
14 May 2012 Last updated at 21:03 BST
While much of the world is facing economic slowdown and recession, parts of Canada are enjoying a boom which is being fuelled by the mining of oil.
The country has the third largest oil reserves and those are being exploited on a vast scale.
However, environmentalists say the development is happening too fast.
Katty Kay reports.