There’s a smear campaign being run against ONLY the Canadian energy sector by "environmental activist" groups who receive a large part of their funding from non-Canadian sources. These groups do not savagely oppose any other energy sector in any other nation of the world.
If you live in Canada, you may of heard of it by now. It’s called the Tar Sands Campaign (here's the link to the campaign's PDF), and according to CorpEthics, it’s been active since 2008. This campaign's true mission statement and goals along with its inception date, all brazenly stated and explained in a bragging tone on CorpEthic’s website.
Or we should say, they were before.Read more
If you follow Canadian politics, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the controversial Bill C-69. This bill, along with Bill C-48, the Clean Fuel Standards (CFS) and other legislation that’s currently being introduced by the federal government may just sound the death knell for Canada’s natural resource sector if made law.
Like Bill C-48 – the tanker ban legislation which was voted down by the Senate Committee of Transportation – Bill C-69 is so flawed it doesn’t just need amendments, but should be voted down by the Canadian Senate and suffer the same fate as its cousin Bill C-48.
Here’s three major flaws we see with Bill C-69, and why any Canadian who understands how important our our natural resource sector is to our country should be concerned with this dangerous piece of legislation.
- 75+ Quotes & Tweets: Canadians Against Bill C-48 & Bill C-69
- Bill C-48 Ignores Canada’s East Coast + World Tanker Activity [Photos]. Why?
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 better the economic contribution typically is. Twenty per cent of a nation’s total refining capacity is no joke.
So, the question remains: How much do Ontario’s refineries contribute to the provincial economy?
To give you an idea, we should probably identify what refineries are in Ontario in the first place, along with their type and output per day. Five refineries currently exist in Ontario, all located in the southwestern part of the province. They include:Read more
What is Bill C-48? In short, it’s a piece of legislation that will absolutely destroy future opportunities for Canada's oil and gas industry to export oil by banning petroleum tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia.
This ban extends from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Alaska, shutting down any opportunities to export oil to international markets other than the United States (Canada's only customer, who buys >99% of our oil).
This bill means no to potential energy infrastructure projects like the Eagle Spirit Pipeline which is led by a large group of First Nations looking to benefit from the development of Canada's natural resources.
It also means no to thousands of families in Western Canada and across the nation that rely on oil and gas to make ends meet.
It’s a big no to increased tax revenues that help our governments pay for things like schools, hospitals, roads and everything in between.
A more formal, detailed version of what Bill C-48 is saying no to, straight from the Canadian Parliament’s website:Read more
Just how important is Canada’s natural resource sector to Canadians? Very, very important, to say the least, even for those who may not work in the sector directly (see more below). But don’t take our word for it…
Here’s some recently released statistics from the federal government that show exactly why Canada's natural resource sector is critical to the national economy and overall prosperity.
The short answer is yes! But who’s in for short answers nowadays?
In today’s current climate of misinformation and fear mongering about Canada’s natural resource sector, most of which has been spread by foreign-funded “environmental” groups who only oppose Canadian energy, the whole truth needs to be told in a descriptive and well-sourced way.
One of those truths is that Ontario and the rest of Canada's provinces benefit immensely from the oil and gas industry, which is active in 12 of the 13 provinces and territories. In Ontario's case, many service and manufacturing jobs are created indirectly as a result of activity in the oil and gas sector.
For now, we’ll keep our sites focused on Ontario, but stay tuned for more articles showing how other Canadian provinces without direct oil and gas exploration and production activities also benefit when our natural resource sector is strong.Read more
Wendy Mesley interviews Vivian Krause and Tzeporah Berman – Jan 20th, 2019
The Weekly with Wendy Mesley (CBC TV Jan. 20th, 2019) opens with a short video discussing the history of the Rockefeller oil empire, and its eventual endowment of the philanthropic – and many would say activist -- Rockefeller Brothers Fund Inc., an instrumental leadership group and co-founder of the anti-oil sands effort known as the Tar Sands Campaign.
Mesley’s reporting quickly turns to a short overview of the tax returns uncovered by researcher and writer Vivian Krause who has tracked large sums of US dollars as they move from American philanthropic and activist foundations to environmental groups in Canada.
Noted in these tax returns are specific references to the tar sands campaign and efforts to oppose oil sands and pipeline construction.
NOTE: The time-stamp references in this viewers guide are keyed to the following clip:Read more
The answer is yes! All 20 First Nations along the Coastal GasLink pipeline route have signed benefit agreements with TransCanada. Furthermore, a majority of First Nations in northern British Columbia support both the Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada projects.
Most of the involved BC First Nations not only have experienced meaningful and bilateral consultations with Coastal GasLink, but see the project as a way out of widespread poverty within their communities. But don’t take our word for it.
Here’s several quotes from First Nations leaders, community members and representatives on their support for Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada. Also see:
- 3 Reasons why Canada Needs BC LNG
- 3 Reasons Why BC LNG Matters to First Nations
- First Nations Chiefs Show Support for Trans Mountain Expansion
Canada's natural resource industries (mining and minerals, forestry, energy) are the backbone of its prosperity. The forestry sector alone accounts for a considerable amount of the national gross domestic product (1.6%) and mass employment across the country (over 230,000 jobs in 2017).
With the third largest forested area in the world (next to only Russia and Brazil), Canada’s forests are without a doubt a critical part of its economy. To preserve them, federal law requires any harvested public lands to be replanted.
This is a prime example of Canada’s commitment to being a responsible environmental steward. In 2014 alone, more than 540 million seedlings were planted nationwide. Many of these were to replace groves cut down by the industry...Read more
Did you know that Canada ranked 14th on the 2018 Social Progress Index (SPI), with a score of 88.62 out of 100? That’s the highest out of the top 10 countries with the world’s largest proven oil reserves!
Here are the rankings for these nations. While looking at the index results, try to keep in mind this question... where would you like to get your oil from?Read more