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Congratulations Trudeau; now help us: CAOEC

September 22, 2021   Don Horne




The Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) has congratulated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party on their election victory – couching those well wishes with calls on the government to actively promote Canada’s energy industry.

“As Canadians continue to struggle with the burdens of a weak economy and the lingering pandemic, it is essential for governments at all levels to maximize every available opportunity for good jobs and economic activity,” reads a statement from the CAOEC.

As commodity prices continue to rise, Canada’s energy industry is slowly recovering, and jobs are beginning to return across the country.

“There is no better time for the federal government to begin actively promoting Canada’s energy industry,” says CAOEC CEO Mark A. Scholz. “It is clear the demand for our best-in-class oil and natural gas products is rising, and our expertise in responsible development and environmental excellence is sought after around the word.”

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Canada’s energy sector directly employs more than 282,000 people and indirectly supports over 550,500 jobs.

“The federal government has a responsibility to advance the industries that create economic prosperity for Canadians,” says Scholz. “Our energy industry is committed to lowering emissions by investing in clean technologies and increasing energy efficiency while providing high-value jobs and resource revenues. The time is now to tell our good news story to the world.”


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