The ongoing debate over Canada’s energy resources has delayed or deferred development and has introduced more uncertainty than ever over the future of this important sector of our economy. Lost in this discussion has been the fact that these delays have a very real and direct effect on the people and communities who depend on the jobs energy development creates.
Related… ‘Nail in the coffin’: Oilpatch boosters demand Ottawa overhaul ‘terrible’ Bill C-69
Proponents of Canada’s energy sector are raising the alarm about Ottawa’s move to overhaul the environmental assessment process for major resource projects — warning that Bill C-69 could devastate an industry already grappling with constrained pipeline capacity and depressed commodity prices.
And as the Senate begins to dig into the lengthy 340-page bill, oilpatch boosters are flooding the offices of individual senators with letters demanding that members of the upper house either defeat the legislation or force a major rewrite.