The Future of Western Canada
We see a very bright future ahead of Western Canada. We have a resource-based economy, giving Western Canada a great position there. Over the course of the past 2-3 years where the movement has been towards renewable energy, it has shifted to some degree. Those who are inside and outside of the oil and gas district recognize that we need to do something.
The biggest aha! moment for everyone was when we realized we needed affordable energy. That put Alberta, Saskatchewan, and BC in a very good position from a natural gas standpoint. This also creates a much more sustainable growth situation as opposed to the boom-bust cycle. Companies have also realized this—giving more attention to paying down debt vs. increasing production. Those companies are going to be responsible for getting us to net zero by 2050!