Advocacy & Opinion


​McMillan: Energy sector helping Canada weather COVID-19 storm

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 7:01 AM MDT

For the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and our member companies, health and safety is a top priority. We…

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​Canadians need the oil and gas industry now more than ever

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 7:06 AM MDT

Some media organizations have chosen this turbulent time to publish viewpoints of anti-oil industry organizations, opining that it’s a great…

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​Negative oil prices? They’re already here

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:20 AM MDT

Oil markets are in pain. Demand has plummeted, with about three billion people under lockdown just as the world faces…

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Energy jobs could be greener after coronavirus

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:25 AM MDT

Energy enables work. Here endeth the physics lesson, because this is about jobs. Oil and gas, like most other sectors,…

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Opinion: Notes from Flight 163, the oilsands shuttle from Toronto to Edmonton

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 2:07 PM MDT

On a recent Monday morning, I found myself on Air Canada Flight 163 from Toronto Pearson to Edmonton. As the…

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​Opinion: The ESG evolution: Clearing up misconceptions

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 1:40 PM MDT

A few weeks ago, I was in a meeting where ESG was on the agenda. One of the male leaders…

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Opinion: A tenth of active and abandoned oil and gas wells in northeastern B.C. are leaking

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 10:33 AM MST

Northeastern British Columbia has been a major centre of conventional oil and gas production since the 1960s. More recently, the…

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Opinion: ​Indigenous civil rights blockades should be met with a new diplomacy, not violence

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 6:13 PM MST

Canada is at a critical crossroads. The Wet'suwet'en conflict brings us to a deciding moment in Canada, one that will…

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Opinion: ​It's time to go to each of the 20 First Nations that support Coastal GasLink to solicit their help in making sure the pipeline gets built

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 1:40 PM MST

In 2015, we gathered in the meeting house of the remote Tl’azt’en First Nation at Tache, 215 km northwest of…

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Bridges, buildings, railways, streets focus of anti pipeline protests

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 2:59 PM MST

Efforts by hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en Nation to halt a pipeline project have prompted arrests and spurred a national…

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Opinion: Alberta needs the 'war room' to challenge energy ignorance

Monday, January 13, 2020, 7:23 AM MST

The Canadian Energy Centre – also called the “war room” – is online, publishing featured stories, reports, briefs, analysis, perspective…

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Putting an end to Quebec’s energy vulnerability

Friday, January 3, 2020, 7:12 AM MST

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has suggested to Quebec that pipelines would prevent events like the recent propane shortage caused by…

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