Standing Committee on Natural Resources (RNNR)

The committee met twice this week, on February 7th and February 9th, to continue a study on the current and future state of oil and gas pipelines and refining capacity in Canada. Several witnesses spoke to a decline in Canada’s refining capacity, and the general decline in demand form North American markets. Another common theme was the need to consider Canada’s domestic energy security, particularly in eastern Canada, where the majority of crude is imported from foreign suppliers.

A noteworthy witness was Vivian Krause, the blogger from North Vancouver who has recently taken on the role of the Harper Conservatives source for claims that Canada’s energy industry has been hijacked by American billionaires funding Canadian ENGOs.