It Should Be Canadian

Yes, We Can Support Local Jobs, Energy Security & Climate Action

The world needs more Canada

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  1. Amid growing global demand [1][2], Canada can continue to responsibly produce oil and natural gas to support domestic jobs and prosperity while also taking climate action – we don’t have to choose, we can do all of the above.

  2. Canada’s allies are asking for our sustainable, reliable energy [3][4]. Shouldn’t we do everything we can to contribute to the energy security of Canadians and our allies while also ensuring a prosperous future for our families?

  3. An emissions cap on Canadian oil and natural gas will only shift our production to less responsible producers abroad – along with Canadian jobs and government revenues [5].

Canada’s oil and natural gas sector is the backbone of the Canadian economy. Accounting for 29% of our total exports in 2021 [6] and contributing a projected $1.1 trillion to government coffers between 2000 and 2032 [7][8], the sector underpins the high standard of living and quality of life Canadians are fortunate to enjoy.

The petroleum sector is more than just a major economic boon for Canada’s economy; it also supported nearly 600,000 jobs across the country in 2020 [9]. From Newfoundland & Labrador’s offshore industry to Ontario’s manufacturing sector to British Columbia’s busy ports, oil and natural gas play a critical role in putting food on the table for Canadian families from coast to coast.

An emissions cap on oil and natural gas in Canada will only diminish our role on the global stage as one of the most stable, reliable and responsible major energy exporters. A cap would reduce jobs for our families and make us more reliant on less responsible producers for our energy [5] – that is not a win for pragmatic energy solutions.

By taking on an all-inclusive approach to meeting our energy needs, we can ensure a strong and resilient future for our families while playing a larger role in providing the world with the oil, hydrogen, natural gas, electricity, uranium, clean technology and innovation it needs.

Canada’s world-class oil and natural gas sector is a global leader in environmental protection. As long as the world needs these forms of energy - and we will for decades to come - Canada’s responsible producers should be the go-to suppliers of choice for countries worldwide.

Canadians can support the responsible development of all forms of energy - renewables, natural gas, oil, geothermal, hydro, wind, solar, etc. No family should be left behind as we move forward into a more sustainable future.

Canada’s allies prefer our oil and natural gas over other sources of supply for many reasons, one being that we share the same democratic values [3][4]. As a result, we are also seen as a stable, responsible and reliable source of oil and natural gas over other producers abroad with little to no protections for human rights or the environment.

Who would you choose to source your energy from – autocracies or democracies? If you value Canadian jobs, global energy security and climate action, the right choice is abundantly clear.


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1 – International Energy Agency – World Energy Outlook 2022, STEPS Scenario – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

2 – Shell – LNG Outlook 2023 – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

3 – Reuters – Germany touts possible ‘major role’ for Canadian LNG in shift away from Russia – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

4 – Business in Vancouver – Korea, Japan want Canadian LNG – can Canada deliver? – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

5 - Montreal Economic Institute – The Economic Impact of Applying a Carbon Emissions Cap to the Oil and Gas Sector – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

6 - Natural Resources Canada – Energy Factbook 2022-2023 – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

7 – Canadian Energy Centre – $755 billion: The energy sector’s revenue contribution to Canadian governments, 2000-2021 – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

8 – Canadian Energy Centre – $495 billion in government revenues from the Canadian oil and gas industry projected over next decade – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

9 – Government of Canada – Options to cap and cut oil and gas sector greenhouse gas emissions to achieve 2030 goals and net-zero by 2050 – discussion document – Date Accessed: April 2023 (

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