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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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 truth.
Recent polls suggest that a majority of both Canadians and British Columbians support the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. A few examples of the most recent polls conducted in Canada (Note: these are not "hand-picked" either, but show a general trend of consensus across the country):
But lets put the microsample polling aside for now. Several First Nations, organizations and governments have voiced their support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Here's as many as we could find:
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 are five main things you need to know about the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Canada.Read more
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 stepped up their attacks on the project, questioning its safety and the economic benefits it will bring – if any.
Another from environmentalists was the suggestion that there is no demand for Alberta oil sands in Asian markets whatsoever. To add, a former federal environment minister recently said there is no credible evidence to suggest that demand for Canadian heavy crude oil is alive and well across the pacific.
But just how true are these claims? Is there a demand for Alberta oil sands in China, South Korea and other Asian countries? Let us take a look at the world's second largest oil consumer to get an idea.Read more
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 and common sense could be of great use.
Environmental groups claim that further development and production from Alberta’s oil sands will send the entire world into oblivion. Meanwhile…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
Bill C-48 (west coast oil tanker moratorium) and Bill C-69 (change of review process for natural resource and infrastructure projects) have proven to be two of the most controversial bills to be introduced in parliament in recent years.
Both bills have been widely scrutinized by industry leaders and business gurus across the country, with it being said that they together will be the bane of Canada’s oil and gas industry while making it impossible for new resource development projects to get built across the country.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
Oil has been getting a lot of attention these days. That’s especially true in Canada, a country which seems to be one of the only places in the world where it’s next to impossible to build a pipeline, all the while world demand for this "black gold" continues to grow every year.
Since 2008, the Tar Sands Campaign has effectively labelled any and all Canadian oil as the “black swan” of energy supply. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
We often see these anti-oil, anti-pipeline “environmental” groups who are part of this campaign against ONLY Canadian resources and prosperity rallying in remote locations. To do so, they use petroleum products such as gasoline, plastics and vehicles to chase their goals of shutting down our natural resource industries completely.
It begs us to ask these protestors a few important questions:
Do they know just how many everyday objects and uses there are for petroleum products?
Do they know just how intertwined our high quality of life and standard of living are with oil and gas?
The bottom line is we should all have some appreciation for the opportunities oil and gas provides us with at home in Canada and across the world.