Forget about the oil shortages; it's situations like THIS that should serve as motivation for developing alternative forms of energy. I mean, it's not as if Holland is threatening its neighbours with huge gusts of wind.
Personally, I think that the ONLY reason why Canada has never tried to build a nuclear bomb is because we have a hard enough time dealing with regular winter, nevermind trying to cope with a "Nuclear Winter". I don't know what would be worse, the nuclear fallout or SHOVELLING the nuclear fallout. Brrr!