This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.
Press Progress accuses ‘Alberta’ oil and gas companies of influencing Saskatchewan public policy, but ignores the fact that the companies they named operate in the province.
Oil and gas companies in Saskatchewan help drive the province’s economy.
- All of these so-called ‘Alberta’ oil companies have operations in Saskatchewan which bring jobs and government revenue to the province.
- In 2018/19, oil and gas companies provided 32,000 direct and indirect jobs and over $700 million in revenue to the province of Saskatchewan
- Saskatchewan’s electoral finance law allows for corporations, individuals, unions, and associations to donate to political parties.
- If Press Progress is concerned about influence in politics, in 2016 unions donated $462,617 to the NDP in Saskatchewan.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
Canada’s Energy Citizens took a look at a report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) debunking some of their claims about oil and gas subsidies. They found that many of the initiatives said to be subsidies to the oil and gas industry were far from it. One such example the IISD used was ‘Highway and bridge replacements as part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19’ – $1.9 Billion.