David is a fourth year student at Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business, concentrating in Finance and Marketing, with a minor in Political Science. He is a summer intern on Parliament Hill, working for an MP and Senator.
"I am a strong supporter of the energy industry because of the jobs it supports. Resource development is important for economic growth, as investment in the energy sector supports other industries, such as construction and manufacturing.
Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world, and among the most stunning natural beauty of any country. As newer technologies emerge, we have an opportunity to lead the world in responsible resource extraction. Canada's carbon emissions per barrel of oil produced have been consistently reduced year after year, demonstrating that resource development while preserving the environment are not conflicting interests.