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Canada'This is a Canadian conversation': Attendees rally at Global Petroleum Show

07:51  12 june  2019
07:51  12 june  2019 Source:   calgaryherald.com

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Visitors to the 2019 Global Petroleum Show on Tuesday will be witness to a large rally in support of Canada ’s oil and gas industry. The rally , which will take place at noon near the Big Four building, will be attended by Cody Battershill, founder of Canada Action, and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

“ This is a free, liberal democracy with freedom of speech and we embrace that .” Dmg Events, which mounts the annual petroleum show , says it expects to see about 50,000 attendees this week, down from nearly 75,000 at its peak in spring of 2014 just before world oil prices crashed.

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What was dubbed by organizers as the largest pro-oil and gas rally in Canadian history carried a unified national message on Tuesday afternoon, as politicians from across the country promised to take the energy sector’s message straight to Ottawa.

Organized by Canada Action, at least 1,000 people — and up to 4,000, according to organizers — attended the rally held outside the annual Global Petroleum Show on the Calgary Stampede grounds, chanting the familiar “build that pipe” message and carrying signs opposing proposed federal legislation many believe would be detrimental to Alberta’s oil and gas workers .

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“ This is a free, liberal democracy with freedom of speech and we embrace that . “Just as that gentleman got his voice shared, Albertans got their voice He also said legislation is coming this fall that would see a levy on major industrial emitters, after repealing the previous government’s carbon tax.

Canada Action will host a rally at the Global Petroleum Show at Stampede Park on June 11 in support of Canada ’s oil and gas workers and their families. Cody Battershill is a Calgary realtor and founder/spokesman for CanadaAction.ca, a volunteer organization that supports Canadian energy

Speakers included right-leaning politicians from across Canada, including B.C., Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.

“When you look around, this is what community support looks like. This is what standing up for a balanced conversation about the energy sector looks like,” said Cody Battershill of Canada Action.

“This is not an Alberta conversation. This is a Canadian conversation.”

Many speakers took aim at Bill C-48, which would forbid the export of Alberta petroleum products off B.C.’s north coast, and Bill C-69, which seeks to overhaul Canada’s environmental assessment process for projects like pipelines and power lines.

Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage urged the crowd to “let your voices be heard” and contact Liberal representatives in Ottawa about the bills.

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The Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show is the premier event focused on East Coast Canada ’s energy industry, technology and business. With 125 exhibiting companies, and thousands of products, there is a wide emphasis on educating attendees in an interactive and dynamic format.

CALGARY—The 51st installment of the Global Petroleum Show (GPS), North America’s largest onshore-oriented oil-and-gas event, kicks off today in Calgary, amid a Canadian activity trough from which industry leaders hope to recover soon. Last year and most of 2019 have been a difficult period

“Thanks to Premier Kenney, we are no longer afraid to defend our energy sector,” she said.

“While there’s a real feeling of renewed hope and optimism, we have lots more to do to build pipelines.… We are asking to be heard. We are asking for a ‘yes’ to Trans Mountain and we are asking for a ‘no’ to (Bill) C-48 and C-69.”

Addressing the crowd, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe echoed that sentiment, targeting the federal carbon tax.

“What you’re seeing today is the coming together of people from across the nation,” he said. “Today, we now have five provinces that are resisting that federally imposed carbon tax. You might say we have a convoy; a convoy that is headed to the Supreme Court and a convoy that is headed to the federal election this fall.

“To our prime minister of this nation, if you’re wondering just how far we are going to go to defend these industries in western Canada, there’s a convoy forming and I suggest you just watch us because we’re coming.”

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“ This is a free, liberal democracy with freedom of speech and we embrace that . “Just as that gentleman got his voice shared, Albertans got We have a team of journalists reporting live from the Global Petroleum Show . Follow it all here: The three-day event builds on the traditional trade show

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Those in attendance, like Jane Mallen, said those who oppose Alberta’s oil and gas sector should educate themselves on the benefits it provides to the rest of the country.

“It’s a fundamental economic game for all of Canada,” she said. “We produce the cleanest, most ethical oil in the entire world and I am proud to say that I support Canadian oil from Alberta. It’s perfect.”

Gus Adolf, an oilfield worker who works north of Calgary, said that while the election of the United Conservative government in Alberta has provided hope, there’s still a sense of uncertainty.

“It seems like everybody’s kind of waiting around to see what happens with the federal election because Trudeau is doing everything he can to stop the energy sector from prospering,” he said.

“Everybody suffers if the energy sector dies.”

Moe said federal policies under Trudeau divide the nation and seek to pick “winners and losers by the industries that they operate in.”

“This is an industry that not only creates wealth in Alberta and Saskatchewan, but it most certainly creates wealth across Canada,” he said of the energy sector.

“We have a great story to tell and we ought to be telling it rather than trying to tax our families into the unemployment lines.”

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