Our country has been through a lot in the past few months. The unemployment rate has soared to 13 per cent, compared to 7.8 per cent in March, and many businesses have closed their doors forever. Action has been taken by the Federal government to help preserve jobs, but in the long run, Canada will need a strong natural resource industry to create jobs that support a strong economy. A strong natural resource industry requires the ability for products to be easily exported to customers all over the globe.
In the past week prominent political leaders staunchly declared that ‘oil is dead’. Now, we have three influential anti-development groups: Environmental Defence, San Francisco based Stand.Earth, and Équiterre who have released a poorly researched report that came to the absurd conclusion that “the oil sands are no longer in our national interest”.
On Tuesday we came across a piece of news that really highlighted just how badly Canada needs pipelines.
The company that owns Canada’s largest refinery applied to use tankers to bring oil from Burnaby, south through the Panama canal all the way north to Saint John New Brunswick!
Many of us have had to make significant sacrifices in order to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, that hasn’t stopped Canadian’s from stepping up to do their part and contribute when they can.
We partnered with a local BC business in Prince George to provide 100 free meals to truckers.