Mayor of Victoria takes goodwill tour of oil sands today
Canada Action and the City of Calgary are hosting the Mayor of Victoria, Lisa Helps, taking her on a tour through the Alberta oil sands today as an act of city-to-city diplomacy.
“I have a responsibility to gain a wider perspective, and that’s why I’m coming. I don’t necessarily know if I’ll change my mind or not, but I’m certainly coming with an open mind,” says Mayor Helps.
This trip is designed to initiate much-needed communication between the energy sector and those concerned about future resource development in Canada. According to a statement from Canada Action, Mayor Helps’ willingness to participate in this excursion through a Cenovus Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) facility “is an admirable example of mutual consideration.”
“We need to create and champion our own brand so others can’t fill the void with mis-information. Canada is a global leader in the environmentally progressive production of our natural resources, in a manner that balances environmental protection with growing global demand for our resources, creating tremendous opportunity for our country”, says Canada Action founder, Cody Battershill.