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12 Canadian Companies Listed on the Global Cleantech 100 (2019)

Did you know that 12 out of 100 companies on the Global Cleantech 100 are Canadian firms? Amazing, isn’t it!? We would say so!

When it comes to clean technology and innovation, this demonstrates that Canada is a world leader!

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

Twitter is a great way to stay up-to-date with our overall message and campaigns. We are constantly sharing the latest news and fresh new content on our twitter feed, and would love for you to see it all!

If you don't have a Twitter account yet, that's quite alright. We're posting our best tweets and retweets each for each month right here on our blog for you to check out.

So here they are for the month of June 2019. Also see:

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

Twitter is a great way to stay up-to-date with our campaigns and overall message. We are constantly sharing fresh new content and the latest news via tweets, and would love for you to join us!

If you don't have a Twitter account already, it's okay. We're posting our best tweets and retweets for each month right here on our blog for you to check out.

So here they are for the month of June 2019. Also see:

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How Important is Oil to the Canadian Economy?

Whether you like it or not, oil is an extremely important part of the Canadian economy. In many ways, revenues generated by the oil and gas industry “pay the rent” in the country.

Yet many Canadians seem unaware of the importance of oil to Canada.

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Who Supports the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion in Canada?

Good question! With all the media coverage of anti-pipeline protestors and anti-pipeline narratives over the past several years, you would think no one in Canada supports the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX).

This is a major misconception many have about the project. A recent poll by Angus Reid shows a majority of Canadians in every province except one support the Trans Mountain Pipeline's second approval.

To add, more British Columbians support the TMX than not, with the most recent Ipsos poll showing that support at 60 per cent, double the 29 per cent who somewhat or firmly oppose the project.

Besides polling, there are several mayors, premiers and organizations across Canada that have thrown their full support behind the TMX. Here they are:

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TMX Pipeline: 5 Facts You Should Know

The TMX Pipeline is as hot of a topic as there is in Canada. Polls show a majority of British Columbians, Albertans and Canadians support the project, but opposition groups have been successful in delaying its construction time and time again.

So, what is the TMX Pipeline all about anyway? Here are five main things you need to know about the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Canada.

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Demand for Alberta Oil Sands in Asia is Alive and Well

Another final decision by the federal government on whether or not to approve the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion will happen tomorrow, June 18th, 2019.

In response to the National Energy Board’s second approval of the Trans Mountain expansion earlier this year, anti-pipeline groups have stepped up their attacks on the project, questioning its safety and the economic benefits it will bring – if any.

Another from environmentalists was the suggestion that there is no demand for Alberta oil sands in Asian markets whatsoever. To add, a former federal environment minister recently said there is no credible evidence to suggest that demand for Canadian heavy crude oil is alive and well across the pacific.

But just how true are these claims? Is there a demand for Alberta oil sands in China, South Korea and other Asian countries? Let us take a look at the world's second largest oil consumer to get an idea.

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Canada Falls to Lowest Rank Ever on World’s Most Competitive Economies Survey

The IMD World Competitiveness Rankings 2019 named Canada the 13th most competitive country out of 67 nations, the lowest ranking for the “Great White North” since the annual survey began in 1997.

Canada dropped from 10th in 2018 to 13th this year, being outperformed by Ireland and Qatar which jumped from 12th to 7th and 14th to 10th, respectively.

Luxembourg fell from 11th to 12th, but still performed better than Canada on the latest edition of the world’s most competitive economies 2019 survey.

Here’s the top 15 countries along with the gain or drop in rankings versus the previous year:

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Canada’s Natural Resource Sector Lost $196 Billion in Investment Over 5 Years

It’s hard to fathom just how much a lost investment of $196 billion is. But thanks to a newly released policy brief by Canadian think tank SecondStreet.org, it’s much easier to put that figure into context.

Unfortunately the circumstances under which the report uses comparisons to help us grasp just how much $196 billion is is alarming to say the least. Alarming for all Canadians that is.

After scanning government websites, industry reports and media stories, SecondStreet.org calculated that Canada’s oil and gas and mining sectors lost about $196 billion in investment between March 2014 and March 2019.

That’s in addition to tens of billions in foregone tax revenues and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs across the country.

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

Twitter is a great way to stay up-to-date with our overall message in supporting Canada's natural resource sector and the commitment this industry has to being a world-class environmental steward.

If you don't have a Twitter account and are looking to stay informed, we've compiled a list of our best tweets from Oil Sands Action during May 2019 below. See all of our tweets here:

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