CAPP Statement on the Liberal minority government
September 20, 2021, Calgary, Alberta
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers congratulates Prime Minister Trudeau and all new and returning Members of Parliament; we also thank all candidates who ran for their commitment to public service.
This election result reaffirms the uncertainty in Canada as we continue to struggle with public health and economic issues related to the COVID pandemic. The natural gas and oil industry is ready to continue our work with the federal government to rebuild our economy in a way that advances Indigenous reconciliation, achieves environmental goals and creates sustainable jobs and opportunities for all Canadians.
Global demand for natural gas and oil is growing and will make up over 50% of all energy supply by 2040.
Canadian natural gas and oil are better sources of energy for the world and better for Canadians. Our natural gas and oil industry is a recognized leader in environmental innovation and emissions reduction while being one of the largest employers and economic partners of Indigenous entrepreneurs in the country.
Every molecule of natural gas and barrel of oil not produced in Canada, will be produced by other nations that do not share Canadian environmental or human rights standards.
Our ask of the federal government is to support Canadian prosperity by getting behind our own country’s resources and to trust Canadians to protect the environment rather than relying on other nations to supply the world’s need for natural gas and oil.