Canada is the coldest country in the world. We need reasonably priced, reliable energy.
Nothing is more important than energy. We use it for lighting, cooking, heating, cooling, farming and making a living. It is especially important in Canada because this is the coldest country on Earth. We need it to survive.
We are also the second largest country in the world. Only Russia is bigger. We need a lot of energy for transportion.
Canada is blessed with abundant natural resources and we lead the world in responsible utilization. If we continue to work against our natural resource sector we will continue to increase energy prices, destroy jobs, ravage Canadian families, wreck prospects for our youth and tear the country apart.
A vibrant economy will enable businesses, institutions and governments to address environmental challenges for the benefit of everyone.
Indigenous communities need energy
Those living in large cities along Canada’s southern border can lose sight of how fossil fuels are essential for remote northern communities. Not only are they needed for heating, cooking and transport they are increasingly a means of economic self-dependence. 7.8% of aboriginal peoples are employed in the extractive sector.
An assessment from the Indian Resource Council, National Coalition of Chiefs and Aboriginal Equity Partners on the Negative Health, Social and Economic Effects of Bills C-48 and C-69 is critical of the patronizing attitudes of the United Nations and the Canadian Government and their hypocritical disregard of indigenous rights.