Title: Assessing Canada’s Energy Sector Competitiveness Author: Elmira Aliakbari Associate Director, Natural Resource Studies Publisher: Fraser Institute Date: July 18th, 2019 Full Study Here Summary: In addition to pipeline constraints, increased taxation and regulatory requirements in recent years have exacerbated the issues facing the oil and gas industry. Canada’s recent policy
Oil and gas development is an opportunity for Canada’s First Nations that rivals the traplines of yesterday. Jobs and prosperity derived from energy development and other resource development represent the best chance for Canada’s First Nations to make a life for themselves on their traditional lands.
174 First Nations across Canada are interested in oil and gas development.
For too long the detriments of hydrocarbons have been measured against the so-called benefits of green energy. It is time for an honest discussion on Canada’s energy balance.
When used responsibly, hydrocarbons have the potential to eliminate more pollution-intensive forms of energy, such as the burning of dung or wood in developing areas of the globe.
Without hydrocarbons, life would be nasty, brutish and short.