The Facts

Commentary: How Atlantic Canada and oil and gas are intertwined

Commentary: How Atlantic Canada and oil and gas are intertwined

Atlantic Canada has long struggled with being able to create good-paying jobs and this long before the current pandemic. There are multiple reasons for that related to past poor policy and high tax rates on businesses and individuals, among other reasons.
Commentary: 57,000 jobs from oil and gas spending in British Columbia

Commentary: 57,000 jobs from oil and gas spending in British Columbia

Want to know how much the oil and natural gas industries contribute to British Columbia’s economy? One way to see the impact is to look at those of Indigenous ancestry. Their employment proportions across sectors and incomes reveals a lot about where the good-paying jobs are, and also the broader impact of natural gas and oil expenditures on BC’s economy.
LISTEN: CEC’s Mark Milke on the dependency of G20 democracies on tyranny oil and gas

LISTEN: CEC’s Mark Milke on the dependency of G20 democracies on tyranny oil and gas

Canadian Energy Centre director of research Mark Milke was on the Danielle Smith show to discuss the dependency of G20 democracies on tyranny oil and gas.
Commentary: Unhealthy G20 dependencies on foreign oil and gas

Commentary: Unhealthy G20 dependencies on foreign oil and gas

Back in 2009 Russia cut off the natural gas supply to Ukraine in mid-winter, ostensibly over a pricing dispute. That action was a reminder of this hard fact: energy can and is used as an economic and political weapon by autocratic regimes — in this instance, Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Commentary: Canadian oil and gas fueled $493 billion in revenue for governments since 2000

Commentary: Canadian oil and gas fueled $493 billion in revenue for governments since 2000

Human beings are hard-wired to respond to stories that paint a relatable picture of whatever issue is at hand.
$672 billion: The energy sector’s revenues to Canadian governments 2000–2018

$672 billion: The energy sector’s revenues to Canadian governments 2000–2018

This Research Brief (which can be downloaded here as a pdf) estimates the gross revenue contribution that Canada’s energy sector, broadly speaking, and the oil and gas sector, specifically, made to federal, provincial, and municipal governments between 2000 and 2018. Gross revenues include personal and corporate federal and provincial income taxes, indirect taxes, royalties, and crown lease payments. This Research Brief updates previous research that the Canadian Energy Centre undertook on this subject.¹