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M-61 Support of oil and gas sector

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session

Motion Text


(a) in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that,

(i) replacing oil and gas with more environmentally sustainable options is not technologically or economically feasible,

(ii) Canada’s energy needs require the use of oil and gas to heat Canadian homes, schools and hospitals, to propel vehicles, to bring food to Canadian tables, and to produce electricity,

(iii) Canadian oil and natural gas are produced with the highest environmental standards in the world, and domestic producers are global environmental leaders and responsible corporate citizens,

(iv) using Canadian resources creates Canadian jobs,

(v) First Nations involved in Canada’s oil and gas industry experience significant and profound positive economic effects, including higher rates of employment, higher incomes, and improved health and educational attainments,

(vi) tax revenue from the fossil fuel industry is an important contributor to the national treasury, facilitating transfer payments benefitting all Canadians and allowing Canada to afford the social programs all Canadians depend on; and

(b) the House recognize that,

(i) Canada’s oil and gas industry from Western to Atlantic Canada is essential to the well-being of the nation and should be celebrated,

(ii) tax and regulatory barriers limiting the responsible growth of Canada’s oil and gas industry should be removed.

Latest Activity

May 26, 2021
Decision Made - Negatived


January 28, 2021
Placed on Notice
February 22, 2021
Placed in the Order of Precedence
April 20, 2021
May 13, 2021
May 26, 2021
Decision Made - Negatived

Joint Seconders (3)

Jointly seconding a private Member's motion is a formal way for up to 20 Members to show support for the motion before it is called for debate. They are displayed in the order they were received by the Clerk of the House.

Jointly seconded on February 2, 2021

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Arnold Viersen
Peace River—Westlock

Jointly seconded on March 19, 2021

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Gerald Soroka

Jointly seconded on April 1, 2021

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Jeremy Patzer
Cypress Hills—Grasslands