To the Prime Minister and Premiers:
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.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon all levels of government to keep energy services affordable and make affordable energy an ongoing public policy priority.