Canada’s Natural Resources Include Plenty of Fresh Water

Canada has a long list of different natural resources found in abundance throughout its provinces and territories. Oil, for example, is found in vast amounts in Alberta, with the world’s third largest recoverable reserves - or about 10% of the world's total share.

Minerals are another natural resource found in abundance in Canada. A few examples: Canada ranks 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the world for production of potash, uranium and platinum group metals like nickel, for example.

Perhaps the most important of all of Canada’s resources (essential to life) is its fresh water. Here’s some interesting facts and a great photo relating to fresh water in Canada.  

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BC LNG Canada - 10 Frequently Asked Questions (+ Answers)

After the $40 billion British Columbia LNG Canada mega-project was approved by investors last year, there’s a lot of questions out there about what, when, where, why and who.

Here’s some frequently asked questions (and answers) that many people have about the project:

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Oil Sands Action on Twitter: Retweets (February 2019)

Twitter is an excellent way to broadcast your message to the world. In our case, we use our duel Twitter accounts @CanadaAction and @OilSandsAction to convey our message which supports Canada's highly transparent, regulated and environmentally responsible natural resource sectors and overall economic success.

If you don't have Twitter, and don't plan on getting an account anytime soon, that's okay! Not many people are interested in Twitter, which is why we are sharing all of our retweets on Oil Sands Action's below. If you want to check out more of our regular tweets, however, be sure to check us out on Twitter (link above).

If you do happen to have Twitter, however, we recommend you follow some of these accounts we've retweeted seen below (if not already). These people and organizations are great sources of information if you're looking to stay informed and up-to-date on recent events related to Canada's natural resources and overall economic prosperity.

Here's all of Oil Sands Action's Twitter retweets for the month of February 2019 (and some of our best own tweets too!):

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Canada Action on Twitter: Retweets (February 2019)

Twitter is an excellent platform to broadcast whatever message you choose. In our case, we use our Twitter accounts @OilSandsAction and @CanadaAction to spread a balanced and informed conversation about Canada's natural resource sectors, bad government policy and other factors that play an instrumental role in our nation's overall economic well-being.

If you don't happen to have a Twitter account and don't want one, that's okay. We post all of our retweets on these blogs for you to check out at any time. We also have a lot more tweets that we don't post because, well, we tweet a lot. If you do want to see more of our regular tweets though, be sure to check us out on Twitter (link above).

If you do have Twitter, however, we recommend you follow these accounts (if you haven't already). They will also keep you up-to-date on developing stories related to the message that our group is bringing the discussion on Canadian pipelines, Canadian energy and Canadian prosperity.

Here's all of Canada Action's Twitter retweets for the month of February 2019:


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Does Ontario Benefit from Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry?

The short answer is yes! But who’s in for short answers nowadays?

In today’s current climate of misinformation and fear mongering about Canada’s natural resource sector, most of which has been spread by foreign-funded “environmental” groups who only oppose Canadian energy projects and infrastructure, the whole truth needs to be told in a descriptive and well-sourced way.

One of those truths is that Ontario, as do the rest of Canada’s provinces, benefits immensely from the oil and gas industry that's active in 12 of the 13 provinces and territories. In Ontario's case, many service and manufacturing jobs are created indirectly as a result of activity in the oil and gas sector.

For now, we’ll keep our sites focused on Ontario, but stay tuned for more articles showing how other Canadian provinces without direct oil and gas exploration and production activities also benefit when our natural resource sector is strong.

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3 Facts: Why Pipelines are Good for the Environment

If a petroleum refinery was a beating heart, transmission pipelines would be the veins bringing blood to and from. Truth is that pipelines are the lifeblood of our modern society, as they are the mechanism that allows us to ship oil and natural gas safely and effectively which is used for heating our homes to making petrochemical products to fueling our vehicles and everything in between.

In Canada, there’s a vast network of pipelines that transport millions of litres of oil and gas under ground every single day. Pipelines are often misunderstood, mistaken as being dangerous or harmful to the environment in every aspect. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Here’s a few reasons why pipelines are good for the environment, and why you should consider being supportive of such projects in Canada such as the Trans Mountain Expansion and Coastal GasLink.

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CBC TV’s The Weekly – Krause vs. Berman – A Canada Action Viewers’ Guide

Wendy Mesley interviews Vivian Krause and Tzeporah Berman – Jan 20th, 2019

The Weekly with Wendy Mesley (CBC TV Jan. 20th, 2019) opens with a short video discussing the history of the Rockefeller oil empire, and its eventual endowment of the philanthropic – and many would say activist -- Rockefeller Brothers Fund Inc., an instrumental leadership group and co-founder of the anti-oil sands effort known as the Tar Sands Campaign.

Mesley’s reporting quickly turns to a short overview of the tax returns uncovered by researcher and writer Vivian Krause who has tracked large sums of US dollars as they move from American philanthropic and activist foundations to environmental groups in Canada, much of it in opposition to the oil sands and all new pipeline construction.

NOTE: The time-stamp references in this viewers guide are keyed to the following clip:

CBC TV The Weekly: The American Money Behind the Anti-Pipeline Fight

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Canada Action Retweets (January 2019)

@CanadaAction and @OilSandsAction on Twitter are two accounts dedicated to a balanced, honest and factual conversation about Canada's natural resource industries.

Don't have a Twitter account? No problem! Not many people do, but we still want to share the information we post concerning Canada's natural resource industries and those abroad with you!

Below you'll find all retweets by Canada Action throughout the month of January 2019. If you're looking to be up-to-date on developments regarding Canada's natural resource sectors and those around the world (and how Canada competes), these retweets will help to get you caught up to speed. Also see:

3 Things You Can Do to Stand Up for Canada's Economic Future & Prosperity

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Oil Sands Action Retweets (January 2019)

@OilSandsAction and @CanadaAction on Twitter keeps you up-to-date with what's happening in Canada's natural resource industries and those around the world.

We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to a balanced, factual and honest conversation about Canada's natural resource sectors at home and how they compete with those in nations around the world.

The world needs more Canadian natural resources! Our country benefits and so does the global environment because we are one of the most transparent, regulated and environmentally-friendly natural resource producers around!

Below are all retweets by Oil Sands Action throughout January of 2019. If you're unfamiliar with the current state of affairs when it comes to pipelines, oil and gas and other natural resource industries in Canada and abroad, these tweets will get you caught up quickly. Also see:

3 Things You Can Do to Stand Up for Canada's Economic Future & Prosperity


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What Does the Oil Sands Look Like? You'd Be Surprised...

So, what does the notorious "tar sands" in Canada look like? You'd be surprised, especially considering the only photos we see in media nowadays are those of open mines. But just a small percent of the oil sands land area has been disturbed because of mining operations, so why don't we ever see an in-situ lease to portray the oil sands?

Of course an open mine is going to look apocalyptic from an environmental perspective, as would any open mine for any industry (Google lithium or copper mines as an example). But the whole story is not being told. A very small area of the oil sands in Alberta can be extracted from surface mining operations. The facts:

  • Only 20% of the Alberta oil sands is mineable (by surface area)
  • The remaining 80% of oil is too deep and can only be extracted using in-situ methods with minimal land disturbance
  • Oil sands surface area: 142,000 km2
  • Mineable oil sands area cleared or disturbed: 767 km2
  • That's 0.5% of oil sands total surface area disturbed (as of Dec 31, 2017)

Below are several pictures showing you just exactly what the oil sands looks like in Canada including in-situ operations (like steam-assisted gravity drainage), mining operations and reclaimed oil sands land.

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