Oil Sand: The Last Six Months
Of Federal Activity

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This is a computer-generated report that shows all of the federal activity with respect to the keyword "Oil Sand" over the last six months. This is a demonstration of the power of our government relations automation software.

Hansard

House: 49 Speeches
Senate: 2 Speeches

House Senate

Bills

Active: 0

Regulations

Filed: 0
Proposed: 0

The House

Robert Sopuck (Conservative)

April 10th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...ence managing a waste water treatment plant at a paper mill, doing environmental assessments in the oil sands, and many years of experience doing environmental assessments across the country, working ...”

Garnett Genuis (Conservative)

April 5th
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Private Members' Business

“...may not always be based on fact. Perhaps a comparison would be some of the images of ducks from our oil sands. A couple of images get sent around the world and there is such misinformation that comes ...”

Mark Strahl (Conservative)

April 5th
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Adjournment Proceedings

“...s exactly what has happened. We have seen a flight of foreign capital, foreign investment, from the oil sands just in the last number of weeks. Major companies like Statoil, Shell, and ConocoPhillips have abandoned the Canadian oil sands to the tune of tens of billions of dollars.

What does that mean? That means the recovery in the oil sands is more difficult. That means the hundreds of thousands of out-of-work energy workers are ...”

Pat Kelly (Conservative)

April 4th
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The Budget

“...lly pipelines to the west coast, and sent out signals to the international market about phasing out oil sands, the hostility of many members of the Liberal caucus to that industry cannot be denied. Th...”

Ron Liepert (Conservative)

March 24th
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Oral Questions

“...nister of Environment and Climate Change and the Prime Minister, both of whom want to phase out the oil sands and phase out fossil fuels.

When will the Minister of Natural Resources start to sta...”

Wayne Stetski (NDP)

March 23rd
Hansard Link

Adjournment Proceedings

“...concern about a number of aspects of the park, including the Site C dam in British Columbia and the oil sands and their impact on water.

What would happen to Banff National Park if additional de...”

Monique Pauzé (Bloc Québécois)

March 9th
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Statements by Members

“...lls us that this Prime Minister is the prime minister of oil companies. He is the prime minister of oil sands, dirty energy and pipelines.

While the polluters are paying tribute to the Prime Min...”

Linda Duncan (NDP)

February 23rd
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Business of Supply

“...ort the people who work in those communities. Many workers in the oil and gas sector, including the oil sands sector, started their own organizations and are calling on the government to actually fina...”

Shannon Stubbs (Conservative)

February 23rd
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Business of Supply

“...on levy specifically on heavy industrial emitters, and only on heavy industrial emitters, including oil sands producers. That was in 2003.

Alberta leads Canada with biofuels and off-gas capture ...”

Jonathan Wilkinson (Liberal)

February 23rd
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Business of Supply

“...apture and storage, next generation biofuels, advanced batteries for electric vehicles, and cleaner oil sands extraction processes among many others.

In 2014, Canada's clean technology sector sp...”

Robert Sopuck (Conservative)

February 23rd
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Business of Supply

“Madam Speaker, I happen to have had the honour of working in the oil sands myself, doing environmental monitoring in the winter of 2009-10. Regarding the oil sands, the total aerial extent of the oil sands is 143,000 square kilometres, of which 700 square kilometres have been exploited and 70 sq...”

Monique Pauzé (Bloc Québécois)

February 23rd
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Business of Supply

“... Syncrude oil company guilty in connection with the deaths of 1,600 ducks in a tailings pond at its oil sands site. I would also like to remind him that most experts around the world are saying that w...”

Elizabeth May (Green Party)

February 23rd
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Business of Supply

“...had to be cleaned up at a cost of $400 million, or whether it is the future cost of cleaning up the oil sands tailings ponds, or whether it is overloading our global atmosphere with warming gases that threaten, and I am not using hyperbole here as this is actually what is at risk, human civilization itself, this is not a free good, so we have to put a price on it so our free market system can actually pay attention to it. It almost does not matter, in response to the member for Calgary Nose Hill, whether we have elasticity of price or not. There is such a demand for gasoline that we would have to put a huge carbon price on to affect the demand for gasoline.

That is not the point of a carbon price. A carbon price is to make sure there is a signal at almost any level that this will cost something. It is to try to create some incentive, but on its own it is not enough. We need regulations and we need other plans. We need to bring on renewable energy so that we can decarbonize all of our electricity. That is a top priority. Ontario did it first, but others need to do it.

What kind of institutions favour a carbon tax? Looney left-wing ones? No. The International Monetary Fund says that every country needs to put in place a carbon price and eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. This was a promise in the Liberal platform that we need to see executed. It has not happened yet. We still have fossil fuel subsidies for liquefied natural gas and dwindling but still in the oil sands. The World Bank also favours carbon pricing and the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies. ...”

Dan Albas (Conservative)

February 23rd
Hansard Link

Business of Supply

“...ht. Recently the Prime Minister stated that he believed that Canada needed to phase out the Alberta oil sands. Of course, that was before he decided to say while visiting Alberta that he misspoke. I m...”

Wayne Stetski (NDP)

February 21st
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...as to whether Wood Buffalo should keep its status due to the Site C dam in British Columbia and the oil sands in Alberta.

The smallest national park is Georgian Bay Islands National Park at 14 s...”

Pat Kelly (Conservative)

February 17th
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Statements by Members

“...n a prime minister, who signals policy intent with every public statement, tells one group that the oil sands have to be phased out and boasts to others about approving pipelines, investors get confus...”

Kelly McCauley (Conservative)

February 13th
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Government Orders

“...lberta's metals and minerals sectors include natural gas, conventional oil, coal, minerals, and the oil sands. More specifically, Alberta's metal refinery and mineral sector is a foundational industry...”

Shannon Stubbs (Conservative)

February 10th
Hansard Link

Oral Questions

“...carbon tax on everything, and now apparently a plan to phase out world-class energy production. The oil sands provides 425,000 jobs for Canadians and partnerships with thousands of businesses across Canada. Every one job in the oil sands creates 2.5 jobs from coast to coast. Any other world leader would value this strategic as...”

Glen Motz (Conservative)

February 10th
Hansard Link

Oral Questions

“...g my question to the Minister of Justice, my iPad was in front of me, which has an “I support the oil sands” sticker. It was not meant as a prop, and I apologize to the House.”

Matt Jeneroux (Conservative)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...and again because that gave us great stuff. However, the comment that he made about phasing out the oil sands takes us back to the 1970s and a prime minister back then saying very similar things, who ...”

Linda Duncan (NDP)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“..., but surely, I can put the question to my colleagues.

I am hearing from Albertans, including oil sands workers. They are fed up with the boom and bust oil economy.

I am saying this in all...”

Pat Kelly (Conservative)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“... Stop scaring away investors, and the jobs they create through mixed messages about phasing-out the oil sands. Stop playing politics with the National Energy Board.

Simply declare that the gover...”

Linda Duncan (NDP)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...recommended shift in government investment. One example is iron and earth. This is an initiative by oil sands workers who are boilermakers, electricians, pipefitters, ironworkers, and labourers committed to incorporating more renewable energy projects into their work scope to ensure a more sustainable energy future for Canadians. Oil sands workers say their skills match well with those needed for the renewable and energy efficie...”

Jim Carr (Liberal)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...mber, or choose to forget, that it was innovation that found a way to extract fossil fuels from the oil sands in the first place. We have an awful lot of confidence in the entrepreneurship and the inn...”

Linda Duncan (NDP)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...ing industry. As the minister has said, Albertans have shown they can use innovation to develop the oil sands. The geothermal industry and a lot of economists are now saying to use that same innovatio...”

Darshan Singh Kang (Liberal)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...40 million going toward innovation and technology. Does the member know what got the oil out of the oil sands, to begin with? It was innovation and technology.

We are trying to diversify the eco...”

Kelly McCauley (Conservative)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...eral members' silence is deafening.

When the Prime Minister stated he wanted to phase out the oil sands, he was rightly and roundly criticized for such a blatantly inane remark, although I note ...”

Tom Kmiec (Conservative)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...ave done nothing.

Does that member agree with the Prime Minister that we should phase-out the oil sands?”

Kent Hehr (Liberal)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...y since taking office, transitioning to low carbon sources of energy, and working directly with the oil sands. That is our commitment to the people of Alberta, and we have been delivering time and tim...”

Blake Richards (Conservative)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...in our oil and gas sector right now.

The construction of pipelines and the development of our oil sands in an environmentally sustainable way is absolutely vital for the economy in Alberta and all across Canada. However, instead of supporting this key sector, we have the Prime Minister making comments about phasing out the oil sands, while giving out corporate welfare to Bombardier. To make matters worse, the Liberals wil...”

Rodger Cuzner (Liberal)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...ments and with industry to grow opportunities. When I started there, it was only the Great Canadian Oil Sands and then Syncrude opened up. There was only Suncor and Syncrude. In 2003, Suncor opened up...”

Candice Bergen (Conservative)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...nvestors particularly, is that we have a Prime Minister who says that maybe we should shut down the oil sands, let us introduce a carbon tax, and maybe we do not like pipelines. That is what the probl...”

Nick Whalen (Liberal)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...o many tens of thousands of Newfoundlanders and their families with open arms, who helped build the oil sands and have great jobs there. Many of them are now struggling, returning home to Newfoundland and Labrador looking for new employment.

Does the member not appreciate the value of our having approved pipelines that are going to employ 25,000 skilled labourers working in constructing these pipelines? Will he not at least acknowledge that these are steps in the right direction? Does he not agree that we need to get our resources to market? These jobs are going to be valuable. They are jobs in the very skilled trades that are being laid off in the oil sands at the present time.”

Garnett Genuis (Conservative)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...l be. It will involve significant technological change and advancement, just as we have seen in the oil sands over the last number of years.

The incredible advances with respect to environmental...”

Kim Rudd (Liberal)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...omies is important for any country, including Canada, and we are certainly working toward that. The oil sands, particularly, and the resource sector are leaders in that area.

Are you suggesting ...”

Richard Cannings (NDP)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“... Canadian oil is expensive to extract and refine, since it is almost all in the form of bitumen and oil sands.

While we heard a lot of testimony at committee on the very innovative work the indu...”

John Barlow (Conservative)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...nada, in my own opinion, is our entrepreneurship, our risk-taking mentality. That is what drove the oil sands, a very unique industry in the world.

We have also talked about diversifying Alberta's economy tonight, as if all it has is oil and gas. Alberta has one of the most diversified economies in all of Canada. To talk about Alberta, we should talk about our coal industry, our forestry sector, our agriculture sector. There is a reason that everybody knows about Alberta beef. We have an incredibly diverse economy.

What we have seen over the last year and a half is that Alberta entrepreneurship, that Alberta advantage being sucked dry by a provincial NDP government, which has implemented a carbon tax, increases to minimum wage, increases in taxes on small businesses and entrepreneurs, and a federal Liberal government that is doubling down on that. Despite a very difficult time in our energy sector, they are plowing ahead with additional carbon taxes on Alberta's energy industry. Not only is it Alberta's energy industry but it is an energy industry which is a nation builder. It impacts every province across this country.

I spent several days in Nova Scotia earlier this year, and it was amazing how many people came up to me and said that we needed to do something to get energy east up and running. They said that they were depending on that. Their friends and family had been flying back and forth to the oil sands in northern Alberta, but now there was nothing there for them. They are back in Nova Scoti...”

Kim Rudd (Liberal)

February 8th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...anada's oil and gas sector. That can-do spirit continues in the industry today through the Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance. It is a formal partnership of 13 leading companies that have invested...”

Shannon Stubbs (Conservative)

February 3rd
Hansard Link

Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister told an audience in Peterborough that he plans to phase out the oil sands. That was tough news for the 425,000 Canadians who rely on the oil sands and related businesses for their paycheques. However, they are not the only ones who should be worried. The Prime Minister's policies are making life more expensive for families, and costing them their jobs across the board, not only in the oil sands. Can the Prime Minister explain why he is more focused on phasing out jobs than on creatin...”

Shannon Stubbs (Conservative)

February 1st
Hansard Link

Statements by Members

“... Canada's energy is the most environmentally and socially responsible oil and gas in the world. The oil sands give jobs and prosperity to every region in Canada, but the Prime Minister wants to “phase them out”.

Here is what the oil sands mean for Canada: $4 trillion for the economy, $490 billion in transfer payments, and 905,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs over the next 20 years. Every one job in the oil sands creates 2.5 jobs across Canada. More than 3,400 businesses, 145 in the Maritimes, over 300 each in Quebec and B.C., and over 1,500 in Ontario. The Prime Minister suggest the oil sands pit the environment against the economy, but he is wrong, and the world-class technology that unlocked the oil sands will drive future energy technologies.

The world will keep needing oil and gas for g...”

Linda Duncan (NDP)

December 13th
Hansard Link

Oral Questions

“... of their traditional foods. Repeated studies have revealed that rising levels of toxins emitted by oil sands operations are contaminating the Athabasca River and Wood Buffalo National Park, despite t...”

Ron Liepert (Conservative)

December 6th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“... (1230)

The reason the GDP increased in the third quarter was because oil production from the oil sands resumed. I know the anti-oil government cannot quite accept that fact, but the third-quarter GDP numbers were specifically attributable to the fact of the resumption of oil out of the oil sands. The Liberals have no reason to take credit for anything.

It is one thing to say tha...”

Elizabeth May (Green Party)

December 5th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“... Board refused to hear evidence on jobs and the economy. Unifor, the largest union representing the oil sands workers, wanted to make it clear to the National Energy Board that the expansion would com...”

Marilyn Gladu (Conservative)

December 2nd
Hansard Link

Oral Questions

“...fundraisers.

Now we learn that the Minister of Natural Resources is planning to sell Canadian oil sands operations to communist state-owned companies.

Why is the Prime Minister willing to ...”

Monique Pauzé (Bloc Québécois)

November 30th
Hansard Link

Statements by Members

“...ster says that these two pipelines will help us fight climate change. How can he say that expanding oil sands development is part of the transition to green energy? How can he say that this is for his...”

Monique Pauzé (Bloc Québécois)

November 22nd
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Statements by Members

“... the moment we got off the plane back here, all we heard about was Kinder Morgan, TransCanada, more oil sands development, and billions in fossil fuel subsidies.

Unfortunately, once these major ...”

Darshan Singh Kang (Liberal)

November 21st
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...has been a trading nation from day one. I have been living in Calgary since 1970, and then came the oil sands development. If it were not for trade, we would not have that big development today. Back ...”

Elizabeth May (Green Party)

November 1st
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...ials, should care about creating the jobs that Peter Lougheed had in his original plans for how the oil sands should be developed.”

Dan Albas (Conservative)

October 24th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“... province or country they are in is no longer competitive? I am worried that there will be Canadian oil sands companies operating in Mexico and other jurisdictions rather than here in Canada. Why? We ...”


The Senate

Hon. Thanh Hai Ngo

March 29th
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International Trade China—Free Trade Negotiations—Human Rights

“...ree trade talks, including an end to restricting or barring these enterprises from investing in the oil sands.

In this interview, he said that China has no interest in talking about...”

Hon. Douglas Black

November 24th
Hansard Link

Energy Prosperity Sex Offender Registry

“...its decisions on the way forward, or not, for both the Northern Gateway pipeline project from the oil sands to Kitimat, British Columbia, and the rebuilding of the Enbridge Line 3 from Alberta to W...”


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