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CAPP statement on the British Columbia (B.C.) government announcement they will not proceed with proposed amendments to the Land Act

Calgary, Alberta (Feb 23, 2024)

“The British Columbia (B.C.) government announced they will not proceed with proposed amendments to the Land Act. B.C.’s natural gas producers firmly stand behind the principles of reconciliation and the importance of partnering with First Nations in the responsible development of the province’s abundant natural resources. While recognizing the importance of this process, we agree that a pause is necessary to ensure inclusive progress among First Nations and all stakeholders.

CAPP and its members express appreciation for the dedicated efforts of Minister Nathan Cullen in fostering dialogue with all parties, including the business community, in recent weeks. We remain steadfast in our commitment to partnering with nations in Treaty 8 territory, where our operations are based, and with the B.C. government to continue advancing reconciliation efforts.”

– Lisa Baiton, CAPP President and CEO

About CAPP

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is a non-partisan, research-based industry association that advocates on behalf of our member companies, large and small, that explore for, develop, and produce oil and natural gas throughout Canada. Our associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream industry. CAPP’s members produce nearly three quarters of Canada’s annual oil and natural gas production and provide more than 400,000 direct and indirect jobs in nearly all regions of Canada. In 2022 across Canada, our industry contributed $111 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in addition to paying $45 billion in taxes and royalty payments. CAPP is a solution-oriented partner and works with all levels of government to ensure a thriving Canadian oil and natural gas industry. We strive to meet the need for safe, reliable, affordable, and responsibly produced energy, for Canada and the world. We are proud to amplify industry efforts to reduce GHG emissions from oil and gas production and support Indigenous participation and prosperity.