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Canada's Forest Industry: By the Numbers (35+ Facts)

Canada's a nation that's rich in natural resources. From minerals to petroleum to lumber, the natural resource sector is the backbone of prosperity in Canada, contributing about 20% to the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) every year.

More specifically, the forest industry plays an important role in Canada’s economy on both a provincial and federal level. To give you an idea of just how important it is, we’ve compiled numbers showing how it contributes economically across the nation.

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“Environmental Activists” Funded by Non-Canadian Sources Should Concern Us All

There’s a smear campaign being run against ONLY the Canadian energy sector by "environmental activist" groups who receive a large part of their funding from non-Canadian sources. These groups do not savagely oppose any other energy sector in any other nation of the world.

If you live in Canada, you may of heard of it by now. It’s called the Tar Sands Campaign (here's the link to the campaign's PDF), and according to CorpEthics, it’s been active since 2008. This campaign's true mission statement and goals along with its inception date, all brazenly stated and explained in a bragging tone on CorpEthic’s website.

Or we should say, they were before.

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3 Major Reasons Why Bill C-69 is Bad for Canada

If you follow Canadian politics, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the controversial Bill C-69. This bill, along with Bill C-48, the Clean Fuel Standards (CFS) and other legislation that’s currently being introduced by the federal government may just sound the death knell for Canada’s natural resource sector if made law.

Like Bill C-48 – the tanker ban legislation which was voted down by the Senate Committee of TransportationBill C-69 is so flawed it doesn’t just need amendments, but should be voted down by the Canadian Senate and suffer the same fate as its cousin Bill C-48.

Here’s three major flaws we see with Bill C-69, and why any Canadian who understands how important our our natural resource sector is to our country should be concerned with this dangerous piece of legislation.

 

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What is the Economic Contribution of Refineries in Ontario?

Did you know that 4 of Ontario’s oil refineries make up about 20 per cent of Canada’s total refining capacity, and that about 80 per cent of their feedstock comes from the west part of the country?

When it comes to refinery output and the economy, the larger the numbers, the better the economic contribution typically is. Twenty per cent of a nation’s total refining capacity is no joke.

So, the question remains: How much do Ontario’s refineries contribute to the provincial economy?

To give you an idea, we should probably identify what refineries are in Ontario in the first place, along with their type and output per day. Five refineries currently exist in Ontario, all located in the southwestern part of the province. They include:

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Oil Sands Action on Twitter: Best Tweets & Retweets (April 2019)

What’s going on as of late with Canada’s natural resource sector? One way to find out is Twitter; this social media platform is an excellent way to keep up with current voices, opinions and debates on topics such as energy.

One such debate is why Canada is lagging behind on natural resource development while other top oil exporters take advantage of growing global oil and gas demand. Canada is one of the most transparent, regulated and environmentally-friendly oil and gas producers. It would make sense for Canada to be supplying its fair market share of growing global oil and gas demand, right?

The question remains: why is Canada's energy sector the only one in the world that's under such intense scrutiny and opposition by so-called "environmental" groups? Learn more about this topic in our tweets below.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, however, that’s okay, as we’ve compiled a list of our best tweets and retweets for the month of April 2019 on @OilSandsAction below (also see @CanadaAction):

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Canada Action on Twitter: Best Tweets & Retweets (April 2019)

Want to keep up with Canada Action’s message? Twitter is an excellent way to do so, but not everyone has an account. That's okay though; we’ve compiled a list of Canada Action’s best tweets and retweets for the month of April 2019 below. Visit us on Twitter now:

If you do happen to have Twitter, however, we suggest you follow the accounts that we’ve retweeted below! They are an excellent source of balanced and truthful information regarding Canada’s natural resource sector, business competitiveness and overall prosperity.

Without further adieu, here’s all of our best tweets and retweets for the month of April 2019:

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75+ Quotes & Tweets: Canadians Against Bill C-48 & Bill C-69

Bill C-48 (west coast oil tanker moratorium) and Bill C-69 (change of review process for natural resource and infrastructure projects) have proven to be two of the most controversial bills to be introduced in parliament in recent years.

Both bills have been widely scrutinized by industry leaders and business gurus across the country, with it being said that they together will be the bane of Canada’s oil and gas industry while making it impossible for new resource development projects to get built across the country.

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Bill C-48 Ignores Canada’s East Coast + World Tanker Activity [Photos]. Why?

What is Bill C-48? In short, it’s a piece of legislation that will absolutely destroy Canada's oil and gas industry by banning oil tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia.

This bill means no to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion which would export Canadian oil to world markets where it would fetch a higher price per barrel, a project that has already been approved with hundreds of conditions and deemed safe for the environment. It also means no to thousands of families in Western Canada and across the nation that rely on oil and gas to make ends meet. It’s a big no to increased tax revenues that help our governments pay for things like schools, hospitals, roads and everything in between.

A more formal, detailed version of what Bill C-48 is saying no to, straight from the Canadian Parliament’s website:

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10 Reasons Why the Natural Resource Sector is Important for Canada

Just how important is Canada’s natural resource sector to Canadians? Very, very important, to say the least, even for those who may not work in the sector directly (see more below). But don’t take our word for it…

Here’s some recently released statistics from the federal government that show exactly why Canada's natural resource sector is critical to the national economy and overall prosperity.

Also see: Canadian Natural Resources are Good for Canada + the Global Environment

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Oil Sands Action on Twitter: Best Tweets & Retweets (March 2019)

Are you following us @CanadaAction or @OilSandsAction on Twitter? If not, we’d love to have you! We use this platform to spread a balanced and informed conversation on Canada’s natural resource sector, regulations / policy and other factors that affect out nation's overall competitiveness. These factors all play an integral role in our nation’s economic well-being and prosperity.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, that’s okay! Not everyone does, which is why we’re compiling the best of our tweets and retweets at Oil Sands Action below for you to read. You can also visit our Twitter page to see them in a format that may be more friendly for your mobile device or computer.

These accounts, like our own, will give you information and insight into both national and international events related to the backbone of our country's prosperity - natural resources - as well as an overview of Canada's overall competitiveness on the world stage in terms of business, resource development and more.

Here’s Oil Sands Action’s best tweets and retweets for the month of March 2019:

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