National Newswatch

Climate change debate polarization shows lack of leadership, says oilsands CEO

Oct 2 2019 — Dan Healing, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Polarization of the climate change debate as it relates to the role of the Canadian energy industry indicates an "extreme" lack of leadership from all political parties in Canada, says the CEO of oilsands producer MEG Energy Corp. Speaking at the Natural Resources Summit in Calgary on Wednesday, Derek Evans said he's frustrated by the wide gulf in […]

Equipment dealer blames farm trade wars as plans for aggressive growth stall

Jul 31 2019 — Dan Healing, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Canada's largest agriculture equipment dealer says it is scrapping its aggressive growth strategy and has trimmed five per cent of its staff due it part to farmer pessimism it blames on unsolved international trade disputes. The federal government's inability to solve trade battles with China, India, Saudi Arabia and other countries was cited by Rocky […]

Thousands hear anti-Ottawa messages at pro-pipeline rally in Calgary

Jun 11 2019 — Dan Healing, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Western alienation bubbled up Tuesday as thousands of oil and gas industry supporters gathered on the Calgary Stampede grounds to hear speakers take turns blasting the federal Liberal government and its energy policies. Organizers estimate 4,000 people, many wearing black T-shirts reading "The world needs more Canadian energy," came for the rally which featured a bluegrass […]

Encana CEO says Canadian oilfield would produce more if regulated in the U.S.

May 22 2019 — Dan Healing, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Western Canada's Montney oil and gas region would be two to four times more productive if it was in the United States with its more efficient regulatory systems, says the CEO of Encana Corp. The enormous hydrocarbon-bearing formation that underlies the northern Alberta-B.C. border can compete with premier Texas shale oilfields, said Doug Suttles on Wednesday. But […]