PRESS RELEASE: Senator Doug Black to strengthen relationships with economic and energy US lawmakers

Posted February 27th, 2017 in blog by Doug Black

Senator Doug Black to strengthen relationships with economic and energy US lawmakers

Senator Doug Black will travel to Washington, D.C. February 28 to March 3 to highlight Alberta’s contribution to the North American Economy.

“Now, more than ever, we must do everything possible to ensure Canada’s energy industry can prosper.  Albertans are eager to see their representatives engage quickly with the new US Administration and Members of Congress. The success of Alberta and the North American energy market rely on nurturing this relationship.”

  -Senator Doug Black

As a Member of the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources in addition to his previous background on the energy file, Senator Black’s voice can be very helpful.

We are pleased to see that Alberta’s interest will be represented by all levels of Government, as Premier Rachel Notley is visiting Washington this week as well.

While in Washington, Senator Black will meet with Members of Congress as well as Ambassador David McNaughton to promote the impact of Alberta’s contribution to the continental economy with particular attention on the oil and gas sectors.

Quick facts

  • Two-way trade between Alberta and the U.S. totalled more than $84.4 billion in 2016.
  • $68 billion worth of goods was exported from Alberta to the U.S in 2016.
  • That same year, Alberta imports from the U.S. totalled $16.4 billion – approximately two thirds of Alberta’s total international imports.
  • Alberta and the U.S. have strong ties across a variety of sectors, including energy, agriculture, forestry and manufacturing.


For more information, please contact:

Patrick Cousineau, Director

Office of The Honourable Doug Black, Q.C.

+1 613-996-8957 | 1-800-267-7362

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