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e-216 (Oil and gas exploration)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Mark Scholz from Calgary, Alberta, on March 16, 2016, at 2:43 p.m. (EDT)
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Oil and gas
Pipeline transportation
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Much of Canada’s economy comes from oil and gas exploration, extraction, transport, upgrading, refining and processing;
  • Hundreds of thousands of Canadians work directly in the oil and gas sector;
  • 100,000 oil and gas workers are now unemployed;
  • Millions more benefit from the jobs and profits created by oil and gas development;
  • Canadian governments collect $17 billion dollars annually from the oil and gas industry which is used to fund essential government programs and services;
  • Canada is a world leader in the responsible development of its oil and gas resources;
  • Pipelines are the safest mode of transportation for oil, gas and fluids; and
  • A lack of pipelines to new markets means Canadian producers often receive far less than market rates for their oil.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to vocally defend the oil and gas industry and the use of pipelines, and to make the building of oil, gas and diluted bitumen pipelines across Canada, to tidewater, and into the United States, a national priority.
Lakeland
Conservative
Alberta
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 20, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00562)
Government response tabled on November 3, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : March 16, 2016, at 2:43 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 14, 2016, at 2:43 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
19616
British Columbia
3888
Manitoba
863
New Brunswick
1089
Newfoundland and Labrador
282
Northwest Territories
29
Nova Scotia
746
Nunavut
4
Ontario
4313
Prince Edward Island
67
Quebec
674
Saskatchewan
2701
Yukon
26
Other Countries
239
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