Who Supports the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion in Canada?

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...

TMX Pipeline: 5 Facts You Should Know

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 ...

Demand for Alberta Oil Sands in Asia is Alive and Well

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-pipeli...

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

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...

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

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 compariso...

Mining in Ontario: 15 Interesting Facts

Mining in Ontario: 15 Interesting Facts

Did you know that Ontario is a hotbed for mining activity in Canada? The industry is active in all parts of the province in a diverse set of communities including Sudbury, Windsor, Midland, Timmins, Perth, Marathon, North Bay and Attawapiskat to name a few. The further north y...

10 Must-Know Facts on Alberta’s Oil and Gas Industry

10 Must-Know Facts on Alberta’s Oil and Gas Industry

Sometimes it’s almost as if we live on another planet devoid of facts, logic and common sense. The unbalanced and relentless attack on Alberta’s energy sector which has labelled the oil sands as the harbinger of the apocalypse is a prime example of where some logical thinking ...

Uranium Mining in Canada: 15 Interesting Facts

Uranium Mining in Canada: 15 Interesting Facts

Any Canadian who’s remotely familiar with nuclear technology has probably heard of uranium. A little factoid: it's an essential part of nuclear reactors across the country and around the world, with about 15% of Canada's total production used to support CANDU reactors in Ontar...

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

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...

What is the Economic Contribution of Refineries in Ontario?

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 b...