Canada’s Chamber of Commerce Weighs in on the Economic Need for More “Energy Infrastructure”

In a report released in September, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce “highlights how Canada’s lack of infrastructure to get its oil and gas to tidewater and overseas is preventing Canadians from maximizing their potential benefits in energy markets and is costing Canada as much as $50 million a day in lost jobs, tax revenues and other economic benefits.” The title of the report is based on a quotation from Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, and its economic arguments rely on secondary sources. It does not specifically address the issue of job creation or employment impacts. Importantly, the major sponsors of the report are Enbridge, Nexen, Shell, Suncor, and TransCanada corporations. $50 Million Dollars a Day is available at: http://www.chamber.ca/media/blog/130917-50-Million-a-Day/1309_50_Million_a_Day.pdf

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