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Five key facts about moving oil by water that need to be part of the national debate

10-07-2014

Moving Oil by Water

Oil and its transportation have become one of the most pressing policy debates of the last few years. In order to preserve Canada’s economic competitiveness,Canada needs to make a series of decisions about transportation infrastructure.

The oil industry, while largely based in Alberta and Saskatchewan, touches the Canadian economy as a whole. This broader economic benefit happens through the purchase of goods and services from companies based in other provinces, contributions to federal and provincial tax revenue and the provision of remittances from oil sands workers and investment opportunities for pension plans. This is t ...

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Posted on 14-07-2014

Five key facts about moving oil by water that need to be part of the national debate

Ottawa, July 8, 2014 — In a new infographic released today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce highlights five key facts about transporting oil by water.

“Oil and its transportation have become one of the most pressing policy debates of the last few years. In order to preserve our economic competitiveness we need to make a series of decisions about transportation infrastructure, or risk undermining our economic competitiveness”, said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Posted on 10-07-2014

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Moving Oil by Water (July 2014)

Oil and its transportation have become one of the most pressing policy debates of the last few years. This inforgraphic outlines five key facts that should be part of the debate about transporting oil by water, a key part of securing Canada’s energy trade with the world.

Turning it Around: How to Restore Canada’s Trade Success (May 2014)

This report argues that free trade agreements are not enough to reverse Canada’s dismal trade performance over the past decade. Canada must also bolster trade promotion services and diplomatic support for companies abroad.

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