With reduced spending from the oil and gas industries due to slumping oil prices, an estimated 185,000 workers will have an impact on their employment from 2015 and beyond;
$30 billion deficit announced by the federal government in March 2016, a $20 billion increase over what was originally estimated by the Liberal Party of Canada;
Lack of pipelines to new markets has had an impact on Canadian producers of oil and gas, often receiving far less than market rates for our resource products;
The current economic environment resulting from dragging oil prices has also had a negative effect on industries that are seemingly far removed from the oil and gas sector (e.g. travel, retail, finance, etc.); and
Rising concerns regarding greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) on a global scale and the pledge of G20 nations to address this concern.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to: 1. Support the residents, families, communities and businesses of Canada by saying YES to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and approve BC LNG projects such as the Pacific NorthWest LNG project;
2. Establish Canada as a clean energy global leader by providing access to much needed LNG resources to markets in areas such as Asia, assisting in the reduction of global GHG emissions;
3. Reduce the federal deficit through significant contributions of federal, provincial, municipal governments via taxes and royalties related to LNG; and
4. Help stimulate the economy and put Canadians back to work in rural communities such as the ones in NorthEast British Columbia with the approval of BC LNG projects.
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