April 08, 2015

In Canada, "fracking has been done safely for 50 years"

Marissa SemkiwRebel Commentator
 

Anti-oil protesters may be highly visible, but don't be fooled: Most Canadians overwhelmingly support the energy sector.

That's the message from Tim McMillan, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

We talked about the state of Canada's energy sector today.

Pipelines are being delayed and fracking moratoriums are underway -- does he think that means the anti-oil and gas activists are winning?

And what can ordinary Canadians do to counter the messages of anti-oil activists?




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commented 2015-04-09 13:52:30 -0400
If we stop equalization payments altogether it would take Eastern Canada a nanosecond to reconsider their stance on resource development. It’s time to grow up and move out of your parent’s basement.
commented 2015-04-08 23:13:51 -0400
Fantastic reporting by Marissa. Thank you.
commented 2015-04-08 21:25:34 -0400
Fabulous metaphor by Dennis Krupski! – Canada is known as a nice peaceful place, making us ripe, low hanging fruit for the foreign funded fear-mo gets to pick! It doesn’t help that Obama is carrying on an American tradition of messing with Canadian politics and rights only he does so far more openly and aggressively than his predecessors! Canada needs to cut the US off off fresh water and hydro and Obama would be kissing our ass like the creep he is.
commented 2015-04-08 20:59:14 -0400
The oil and gas sector in Canada in not only 10% of the GDP, but then there is:
1) the potion of the royalties that go to the Provincial Equalization payments destined for the “have not” provinces
2) the people that are employed both directly and indirectly because of the oil and gas sector
3) the federal and provincial taxes paid by those employed both directly and indirectly because of the oil and gas sector
4) the contribution to the economy from those employed both directly and indirectly because of the oil and gas sector
5) the employment provided by the expansion of the oil & gas industry to construction companies, etc.

That is just to name a few.
commented 2015-04-08 20:29:21 -0400
This is a very good interview by Merrisa Semkiw. It gives hope after all. I was surprised to learn that the number of Canadians supporting the gas and oil industry is increasing. Maybe it would be helpful if the Fed decide to cut down of the transfers to the poor Provinces like mine (NB) that chosen staying on the Fed Welfare instead of walking towards the success and abundance. Shame on us New Brunswickers.
commented 2015-04-08 18:37:48 -0400
Most people do not understand how vital energy is to Canada’s economy and how regulated our industry is. I defy anyone to find an oil producing entity with a better record than canada’s, but the moron from Dogwood, Greenpeace and other foundations go after our industry primarly. Canada is considered a nice peaceful country that does not shoot dissidents on the spot, which makes us low hanging fruit for the donation harvesting groups.