The time is now to advance Canada as a global energy leader, and Canada’s premiers are wise to have decided to finalize an energy strategy for 2015.
Canada’s premiers met last week at the annual summer meeting of the Council of the Federation, hosted in Charlottetown, P.E.I. There the premiers agreed to join in the development of a national energy strategy.
For a long time now, I have advocated for the development of a national long-term plan to help guide energy development. Only when we reach consensus as a country can we begin to address some of the urgent challenges we face regarding our energy resources.
I am so pleased with this outcome as it reflects what I believe is so important for Canada, what I am advocating at the Senate Energy Committee, and is reflective of my earlier work as the founding president of the Energy Policy Institute of Canada.
We must capture the value of our energy for every Canadian, now and for the future. I will continue to add my voice in support of responsible energy to ensure it remains a priority. To learn more about my energy priorities, I encourage you to visit my energy webpage.