Affordable energy has been a key driver of Canada's economy over the course of our nation's history. Our vast country is sparsely populated, has difficult geography, and severe seasonal weather conditions. Despite these challenging circumstances, Canada has become one of the world's most desirable and sought after places to live, raise a family, and start a business.
Energy affordability has fueled our prosperity. It is a key reason why we have been successful as a nation. But today our economy is threatened by the rising cost of energy services. Jobs and investment are threatened at home or leaving our shores altogether. Opportunities are passing us by. Families are hurting.
Keeping energy services affordable must be an ongoing public policy priority for all levels of government. We are committed to speaking out on this issue so there is an informed debate and the interests of all Canadians are heard.