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441-00109 (Natural resources and energy)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

We, the undersigned citizens of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following:

Whereas, the demand and the need for oil and gas in Canada is still many years away from being eliminated.

Whereas, Alberta and Western Canada produces the most environmental oil and gas with the highest labour standards compared to other countries.

Whereas, Canadians should be only using oil and gas from Alberta and Western Canada before importing any other country.

Therefore we, the undersigned, call on the House of Commons to take the following actions to address the situation:

1. Eliminate all importation of foreign oil and gas into Canada within the next five years; thus, creating more jobs and building a better economy.

Response by the Minister of Natural Resources

Signed by (Minister or Parliamentary Secretary): The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, P.C., M.P.

Many major Canadian oil and gas companies have committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The federal government is working with them to do so by placing a decreasing cap on emissions from the sector, as the Prime Minister announced at COP26 in November 2021.

As Canada moves towards net-zero emissions by 2050, the Government wants to ensure the continued prosperity of energy workers across Canada. To that end, the Minister of Natural Resources has asked Canada Energy Regulator to undertake scenario analysis consistent with Canada achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. This includes fully modelled scenarios of supply and demand of all energy commodities in Canada, including clean fuels, electricity, and oil and gas. This will take place as the federal government works with municipalities, provinces, Indigenous groups, unions, and industry to ensure that energy workers from coast to coast to coast are front and center of the transition toward a clean future for Canadians.

Crude oil is a globally-traded commodity for which purchasing decisions are dictated by supply and demand fundamentals. Canada’s market-based energy framework allows the private sector to determine crude oil and petroleum product flows. Companies make their own decisions based on market conditions.

Presented to the House of Commons
Garnett Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan)
December 16, 2021 (Petition No. 441-00109)
Government response tabled
January 31, 2022
Photo - Garnett Genuis
Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan
Conservative Caucus

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