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CERI Forecasts Huge Economic Contribution from Oil and Gas to Canada, 2019-2029

Just how important is oil and gas to the Canadian economy? We gave the best answer we could in a previous blog, but new studies by the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) shed even more light on the topic. Two CERI reports released in July of 2019 forecast the economic contribution of both ...


A Message from Canada: We Are Tired of Being Pushed Around [Video]

We Canadians have a tendency to be very polite. Other than our famous “eh” saying which we tag onto the end of many sentences each day, we’re also known for being very apologetic and will say “sorry” for just about anything. It’s not such a bad reputation to have, really. Being well-mannered and ...


Canada is a Top 10 Global Energy Producer!

Did you know that Canada is a global top 10 energy producer? It’s not just for oil and natural gas, either. We are a top 10 global producer of many other forms of energy too! Canada is lucky to have vast petroleum reserves, while also being blessed with a rich and diverse array of geography from ...


United States LNG, Petroleum Product Exports Set New Records in 18/19

The United States, which just happens to be Canada’s number one competitor for oil and gas markets, has reached a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export record of 4.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in May of 2019. The country became the world’s 3rd top LNG exporter this year, averaging 4.2 Bc...


Agriculture Sector in Canada: By the Numbers

Canada’s agriculture sector is a major part of the lives of many Canadians and their communities across the country. Not only does the sector feed us, but it adds massive value to the economy through billions of dollars worth of sales, exports and employment each year. You’ll find many kinds of a...


Who Supports the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion in Canada?

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 which could not be further from the tr...


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 a...


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 stepp...


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 jum...


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. This analysis uses real-world comparisons to help us grasp just how much $196 billion is. ...


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 western part of the country? When it comes to refinery output and the economy, the larger the numbers, the better the economi...


What Can a Single Barrel of Oil Make?

Oil has been getting a lot of attention these days. That’s especially true in Canada, a country that has seen major pipelines cancelled and loses tens of billions of dollars a year due to the oil price discount, all the while world demand for this "black gold" continues to grow every year. Since ...