What does oil sands reclamation look like? That's a good question, and an important one to answer.
Canada’s oil sands has been the number one target of many special interest and environmental groups looking to de-market and discount Canadian oil by preventing it from getting to world consumers.
One of the ways these groups smear the industry is by using pictures of open pit mines and tailings ponds in blogs and articles, giving off an impression to the unknowing viewer that is how the entirety of Alberta's oil sands is developed.
It’s no surprise they skip photos of accelerated tailings settling technology, industry investments in water innovation, in-situ operations and reclaimed oil sands sites, because those photos show environmentally progressive and responsible development that just doesn’t fit their narrative which is devoid of balance.Read more
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 coast-to-coast-to-coast that provides us the opportunity to develop other forms of energy such as hydroelectricity, wind, solar and biofuels.
As it stands today, Canada is a global top 10 producer of these following energies:Read more
Did you know that Canada Action is the most active on Twitter when compared to Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn?
We would love for you to join us on Twitter and stay up-to-date on the most recent developments related to Canada!
But if you don't necessarily want another account to manage, that's okay too! We are posting the best of our monthly tweets right here for you to check out.
Here's Canada Action's best tweets and retweets for the month of July 2019. Also see:Read more
Did you know that Oil Sands Action posts more frequently on Twitter than any other social media platform?
If you think we are a good medium for staying up to date on energy, the economy and other related topics related to Canada, we would love for you to join us on Twitter!
If another new social media account is a no-go for you, that's okay too! We are posting our best tweets each month on our blog for you to check out!
Here's Oil Sands Action's best tweets and retweets for the month of July 2019. Also see:Read more
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 Bcf/d of exports between January and May. It remains behind only Australia and Qatar, as both of those countries also continue to increase their own LNG exports to fulfill rising global demand.
Between 2016 - 2021, the U.S. is expected to double its LNG export capacity to more than 10 Bcf/d. Considering that 2016 was the year it began exporting, it’s quite a feat to accomplish.
So where is all the additional export capacity coming from?Read more
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 polite will get you further in life than if you weren't. But when it comes to important issues like supporting the industries that are responsible for our national prosperity, this is a reputation we need to change.
For too long have we let small but vocal special interest groups dictate the conversation about our world-class natural resource industry. We’ve left these groups unchecked, letting them say whatever they want and whenever they want to, even if it was a complete falsehood.
It’s now time for Canadians to take a stand and stop saying sorry for being one of the most transparent, regulated, and environmentally-progressive producers and exporters of a variety of natural resources.
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Canada's mining sector is an incredibly important part of our national wealth and prosperity.
Accounting for more than 426,000 direct jobs in mineral extraction, smelting, fabrication and manufacturing, the industry contributed nearly $100 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017.
Indirect activity spurred by the mining sector also supports about 206,000 jobs nationwide. In short, the employment contribution of this very important industry is no small potatoes.
Mined materials and produced goods also account for a massive amount of our total value of exports each and every year (more on this below).Read more
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 agricultural goods across Canada’s vast expanse. For example, highbush blueberries from British Columbia aren’t uncommon in grocery stores in Toronto. At the same time, you always see apples from Ontario on the shelves in Alberta. You’ll also find these products around the world as a result of trade with other nations.
When you take a look at the numbers, the importance of the agricultural industry becomes clear. For example, $110 billion is contributed by the sector to Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) annually. That’s more than the entire national GDP of over 2/3rd’s of the world’s countries!
Here’s several other statistical facts on Canada’s agriculture sector that should give you an even better idea of just how important this industry is to our country.Read more
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!
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:Read more