Senate Statement: Lessons Learned on my Energy Literacy Tour

Posted May 27th, 2015 in Statement by Doug Black
As you may know, I’ve been travelling across the country with the Economic Club of Canada to hear from Canadian leaders on issues of Aboriginal engagement, environmental innovation, and market access for our energy industry. Resolving these issues are fundamental to our prosperity, and they are all intrinsically linked.
We’ve learned some crucial lessons about these issues, and I am excited to explore these lessons more as my tour continues.  We know that we must have Aboriginal peoples at the decision-making table when it comes to energy issues, and we must make the risk of oil spills and their cleanups at the top of our priorities. You can listen to my entire statement below to hear more about what we’ve learned so far.



Upcoming stops on my tour:
June 4: Ottawa
Fall 2015: Halifax, Regina, Calgary, and Washington DC

Canada’s Energy Agenda–Getting it Right in Montreal

Posted May 12th, 2015 in blog by Doug Black


I am excited to be visiting Montreal tomorrow for the next leg of my energy literacy tour with the Economic Club of Canada. Our tour, called Canada’s Energy Agenda–Getting it Right, focuses on helping Canadians understand how we can work toward ensuring market access for Canada’s energy resources. These are issues crucial to Alberta and Canada’s prosperity. Below, I talk about why we’re taking this tour, what I’ve learned, and what the next steps are.

Media Roundup: The Edmonton and Toronto stops on my Energy Literacy Tour

Posted April 29th, 2015 in Event by Doug Black

I had a great time in Toronto and Edmonton last week speaking and listening to panelists on my energy literacy tour. As I’ve been touring around, I’ve been able to speak with a number of media outlets, and I’m pleased to see that others have been recognizing the work we’re doing. You can see some of the coverage we’ve had from these events below.

My most recent interview with BNN:

The Toronto Star: Oil industry to push back against ‘fear’

660 News: Senator Doug Black stops in Alberta during his cross country tour on energy resources

630CHED: Alberta senator talks energy

Q99: Senator Doug Black expresses frustration over Keystone XL pipeline


Media Roundup: My Energy Literacy Tour Across Canada

Posted March 24th, 2015 in Interview by Doug Black

I’ve been touring around the country with the Economic Club of Canada in an effort to encourage energy literacy in our country. During the tour, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with a few media outlets about the challenges we are facing and how I think we can stimulate action in our energy sector. We have great opportunity to develop progressive energy projects in Canada, but we are at a stalemate. In order to take advantage of these opportunities, we must engage in a positive dialogue with environmental groups and First Nations. You can hear my thoughts at the links below.

My chat with Ryan Jespersen of 630 CHED:


My interview on The Early Edition about my efforts to change the conversation around the energy sector:


My interview on CBC Eyeopener about restarting our energy conversation:


My article in the Financial Post about creating a template for new energy projects:


My interview on Edmonton AM—future-of-energy-in-canada/